Good carrots conceal evil habanero (Scotch bonnet) peppers in lovely flower shaped pickles. So innocent, but beware - "I'll get you my pretty, and your little dog too!" (DO NOT FEED TO DOGS OR CHILDREN!)
The heartbreak of wasted asparagus stalk bottoms is solved with these two recipes: Tarragon Asparagus Pickles feature the pretty tips; the hearty stems are given a bracing shot of garlic and red pepper.
A Mediterrannean melange of 'shrooms flavored with the familiar assortment of herbs and garlic, stored in olive oil in the fridge, ready at a moment's notice to enliven just about anything on a plate (except dessert).
The new Ball FreshTECH countertop jam machine is actually a pretty cool appliance. Most of us on this site are way beyond this easy breezy cooker, but it does have its merits. Strawberry Lemon Marmalade is a great combo!
Here's an apple jam that's nice and sweet - no apple butter austerity here. The soft chunks of apple are suspended in a glistening thick syrup (no added pectin!) spiked with crystalized ginger. From East Hampton's Georgica Bend B&B.
Christmas means putting your canning operation into high gear. This delicious raspberry sauce is laughably simple yet recipients are guaranteed to swoon. Why make it harder than it has to be? Simply Spectacularly Delicious Raspberry Sauce.
An easy amplification of fall's favorite fruit: pears. "You can't buy that in any store!" is high praise indeed, so adding a mix of frangrant spices elevates homemade jam to top notch gift quality. The holidays are coming...