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?
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.
Make a small batch of dill pickles in just an hour. Start with a heaping pint of cukes, get 4 pint jars of pickles.
Deep, smooth, and spicy tomato jam with a little kick of ginger and pepper. No peeling: uses seeds, peels, and all!
Fuss-free small batch using 2 lbs peaches, unpeeled. Chop, macerate with sugar, then cook. Yields 4 8-oz jars.
BBQ isn't just for tomatoes. An early spring twist on a grilling staple, this canning recipe combines onion, raisins, and spices with a hefty helping of rhubarb for a sweet, savory little sauce.
A smoky, spicy alternative to boring pickled asparagus. Great for antipasto, appetizers, snacks, and side dishes. Preserve the early spring bounty!
10 Steps to Planning Your Best Vegetable Garden Yet. Advice from a former CSA and Market Garden farmer for making this growing season a success.
Garden advice from the trenches. Four things I've learned about seed starting from years in the garden and far too many failures.