Gooseberries are ready now - these funny little berries with a tough tart exterior and a sweet soft interior are sometimes difficult to use. But pair them with a little cardamom and they are ready to pair with things both sweet and savory.
When you have more plums than you can eat, make some of this jam. The addition of licorice and star anise intensifies the plum flavor, making this an excellent jam for eating with your morning oatmeal or yogurt, or serving up over ice cream & crepes
A slightly spicy, smoky, savory & creamy with a hint of garlic that is the perfect fix for those savory snack cravings - without the guilt. This is health food! Use as a sandwich spread, cracker dip, pita filler...you can't go wrong on this one.
Canning tomatoes used to mean a hot messy boiling water bath to remove the skins. Not anymore. There's a much easier, faster, more efficient way. You'll want to run to the farmer's market to buy another box of tomatoes just to try this!
This time of year I have been buying bags full of organic citrus. I usually freeze the zest if I'm not using it right away, but here's another great, easy way to preserve it, and there are so many uses for this great condiment.