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?
Persimmon butter: Apples, pears and persimmons hang out in the slowcooker with honey and lemon juice for a butter that is as great to give as it is to serve.
Pumpkin Pickles: cardamom, sugar, vinegar and a cinnamon stick transform pumpkin into an amazing pickle to have with a chunk of cheese.
Chipotle Maple Ketchup: spicy and sweet and great on everything especially my green pepper rings. Keeps in the fridge for up to two weeks.
Rhubarb, mango and lots of amazing spices for a chutney that you'll want on everything.
I made a really yummy marmalade the other day that I’m thrilled to share. I like this one as it is all about the fruit and doesn’t have the bitterness that other marmalades seem to embody.
Roasted Green Tomato Salsa: spicy, fresh and canned. A great way to brighten the winter.
Fig and Strawberry Jam: Preserving the harvest
Peach Liqueur: ripe peaches, simple syrup and brandy make a great winter treat that's perfect to give.
My first shot at hot-smoking using a commercial smoker box, maple-juniper brine, and some decadent fish and seafood.
Beef jerky at its best: chewy but tender, sweet, salty with the earthy spiciness of Chinese five-spice powder.