With the holidays around the corner and a jeweled bag of Wisconsin cranberries in the fridge, a festive mustard was in order. Could cranberries and mustard go together? The trick was to find the right balance between bitter, sour, sweet and salty.
Making single-serving yogurt in a crockpot is simple. The individual containers are reusable and the yogurt stays fresh and firm for several weeks. I leave a little head room in the jars for mix-ins. Great for yogurt on the go!
Tofu is not cheese in the traditional sense, but the process for making tofu is remarkably similar. You can make tofu in volume, using a cheese press to make it extra firm. DIY tofu is the perfect antidote for mass processed food.
On a lovely fall day a few weeks ago, my friends and I made a big batch of cider. I’m fascinated with preserving food by making booze. I find cider particularly interesting because after the prep, the yeast does all the work for you.
We are deep in indian summer here in Minnesota. Peppers seem to be the last thing to arrive, unaware that it's almost October. With 80 degree days, they just keep coming. To preserve the late bounty of my garden, I made Italian-style giardiniera.
I may have gone over the edge with this whole tomato thing. I love all things tomato. But tomato wine? Just thinking of the possibilities! If you've canned or fermented things, home winemaking is totally within your reach.
The process for making guanciale is very simple for the home cook: A short dry salt cure, followed by cool-air drying. It only takes a month! And instead of pasta, check out the sweet corn polenta & guanciale recipe to make when it's all done.