Luscious duck breast prosciutto cured in the convenience of your cool clean cellar or secure outdoor shed. And fast! Juniper berries and peppercorns envliven the rich meat and luscious fat. A most satisfying cold weather project.
Home made mustard is the Christmas miracle gift: shamefully easy to make, wonderfully variable and incredibly inexpensive. This mustard recipe gets it's pink color from the sweet blush of pomegranate juice and bits of tart cranberries.
Horseradish gets its holiday groove on with green jalapeno and sweet red pepper speckles woven through thick shreds of pungent fresh horseradish root. Freshly-grated h-root packs an even bigger punch with the green ornaments.
Fall's favorite fruits unite in this slow-cooker recipe for Apple Cranberry Pumpkin Ketchup. It's the best of both worlds: the sweet apple, tart cranberry and murky pumpkin flavors come through yet it's still undeniably, wonderfully ketchupy.
Wild cranberries, foraged in the bog near you, make for a spectacular holiday condiment - and a year 'round treat for that matter. Orange for added sweetness and contrast, jalapeno because everything is better with some added heat, amiright?
Pickling seems to intensify the heat of jalapenos in this opportunistic recipe for pickled okra. The opportunity for fresh okra is limited in these parts so making a jar or two when possible is just good sense.
Cilantro, jalapeno, cumin, oregano and lime make it Mexican. 51 ears of fresh corn make it a big batch. It's all rather straightforward. Best if you have big pots. Great for gifts -- this is one of SpecD's best loved holiday treats.
One hears of England's abundance of gooseberries time and again, but how often does one come across this elusive fruit here in America? Yet if one is in luck, one might find them at more progressive farm stands and this lovely jam is sure to follow.