Knobby, hard and fuzzy, quince won't win any beauty contests, but their intoxicating perfume lures you in. Once you know how to conquer these rugged beasts, their heady flavor -- and substantial pectin structure -- make them a preserver's dream.
Canning mixed fruit is easy and makes a great beginner project. It provides you with a taste of summer all year, and can easily be adapted to what you have on hand. This time I had beautiful, BIG, nectarines
One of my staples is kimchi. People are surprised that fermenting kimchi is really easy. If you can make coleslaw, you can make kimchi. Shred all the veggies, season them, pack them into a jar & ferment on the counter for a week. Done!
Creating your own artisanal seasoning elevates any home cooked meal to a 4+ star dining experience. A simple ingredient combined with small amounts of sea salt can go a long way from the first bite to aftertaste.