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?
I'm starting to realize that you can't really ever go wrong by adding rosemary...
A good way to preserve elderberries, Pontack Sauce improves with age and being vinegar based, doesn't actually need to be canned... Oh, and the flavor is amazing.
These are the preserves than won my heart...
Another slaw becomes kraut: this one slightly sweet with jicama, apple and lemon juice.
Strawberry jam's sweetness tamed by workhorse chile guajillo... not spicy, just warm and cozy.
Turning supermarket blackberries into gorgeous, punky jam without using boxed pectin works for me!
I posted this awhile ago, but it's been a constant in my fridge ever since. It's a really good condiment to put on your lists for this Summer's preserving!
Lacto-fermenting everything, I hit on a good use for leftover beans. Haven't tried lacto-fermentation yet? It's so easy.
Another soon-to-be-favorite, date chutney is sweet and just a little spicy. And, it's going to be good on everything.
This is a sauce-style salsa, spicy from chiles de arbol and sweet from roasted red peppers.