Cooler, crisp days and oblique light. Autumn is upon us, and with it the first fall fruit that comes to mind. Juicy, sweet pears are delicious and versatile. Here's almost a dozen ways to preserve the bounty of the season.
Tangy, sweet and spicy quick-pickled jalapeno peppers are ready in 15 minutes, and good to spice up any drink, salad, wrap, or order of nachos. You will never have to buy another jar of pickled jalapenos again!
Staghorn sumac has been consumed by North Americans for centuries, yet it is usually considered an undesirable and noxious weed by today's consumers. It's time to give this beautiful berry its rightful place in our local cuisine.