Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
Ever had Velvet Falernum? NO?! Its wonderful blend of spices makes incredible cocktails. Buying Falernum can be hard to find, and taste artificial and bland. Use vinegar and make a non-alcoholic shrub that will take your cocktails to the next level!
A local farmer's original peppers get fermented to make a hot sauce. Technique will work for other spicy peppers, but if you can find some Tennessee Cherry peppers, you'll be in for a treat.
Infuse tequila with cucumber and jalapeño; then use this spicy liquor to create fantastic margaritas.
Skip the burgers and dogs -- homemade sausages are the ultimate treat this holiday weekend. Recipes for Italian Sausage, Lamb Sausage, Bratwurst and Country Sausage. Via NPR.