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?
In which I pickle Garlic, Mushrooms, Red Onions, and, yes, Pickled Strawberries. Look out, cheese plate!
Pickled Vegetables - Cauliflower, Carrots and Red Bell Peppers
Hungry for summer fruit flavors, I made a batch of my mom's conserve using frozen sweet cherries with fresh raspberries.
I was giddy with excitement recently when I stumbled across a tree of surinam cherries...This is an acidic little fruit that is bursting with personality.
This wonderfully fragrant vodka can be enjoyed on the rocks with a splash of soda water or mixed into a cocktail. It's absolute heaven in a Meyer Lemon Drop.
Our Meyer lemon tree is just begging me to make another batch of this marmalade...
Our Meyer Lemon tree is loaded with fruit right now...And I love to keep a jar of homemade lemon curd in the fridge.
It's the easiest no-recipe jam recipe ever. Easy to adapt into cherry-vanilla or other flavor combinations. No muss; no fuss.
You'll never believe how easy it is to make your own bacon at home. You control the salt, the sugar, and the flavors; and no preservatives or nitrates are needed. You'll never go back to that florescent-pink store bacon after you try this at home.
The third try was the charm in my first attempts to make a low sodium mustard.