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?
Cherries DO have enough pectin to set, if you are willing to chop the fruit finely This jam starts with unpitted cherries, to make the process even easier.
Amaretto cherry butter: it's cooked in a slow cooker (crockpot). It's considerably easier than pie. It is low in sugar. And it's fabulous.
Put up fish stock for chowder in a pressure canner - ditch the processed and commercially bottled clam juice. Fresh, quick, and fabulous.
Small batch fresh apricot jam: quick, easy, and delicious. Add liqueur or not, as you choose, great depth of flavor. Start to finish, 3-4 jars jam in one hour!
Strawberry jam in a small batch using 1 quart berries. Perfect when you're short on berries or on time. Rinse, hull, chop, and cook. Yields about 3 8-oz jars.
Smooth vanilla-rhubarb butter infused with tea - the first preserve of spring!
Never have to purchase stock - make your own and preserve it with a pressure canner. Straightforward instructions, also includes tips for freezing.
Applesauce: easier than you think! Cook, squish, and put up in jars. Method works for any size batch from one apple to a bushel or two.
Pear butter in the crockpot: fabulous and fuss-free! From chopped pears to smooth, dark, subtly spiced spread, the slow cooker is the perfect tool.
Raspberry jam without seeds: bright, smooth, and fabulous. Bonus recipe with the discarded seeds: raspberry cordial or vinegar.