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?
It wasn't until a week ago that I discovered how good homemade ketchup can be. Wonderfully sweet tomatoes, hint of spice, and just enough tang from apple cider vinegar.
Canning quarts of tomato soup to enjoy during dreary winter months.
Time to delve in the intensity of labour to create a jar of love......yes this is on a grander scale from the home canner but the idea is the same.....little lavender plum jelly to start your day...
pickled punks I say....to bring the young tender and mighty nasty green walnut into a tannic submission take just a little background to un derstand why it's worth the journey.....or not
Dark rich Bing cherries combined with orange marmalade, a bit of cider vinegar, and spiced for an out of this world marmalade that is going into our personal stash.
One last cherry preserve recipe before they disappear for the season.
Galangal the other spicy minx in the tuber family. If you love fresh ginger this cousin is her peppery counterpart that can change the way you look at this spice.....
A little sweet, sour adventure in the world of the mighty allium
Adding a little "culture" to your cheese making life can make a world of difference....join me in a mesophilic journey with a Gervaise finish...a twofer for you.
The mighty pig our American hero. She is more than bacon so GET IN MAA BELLY and enjoy a little ditty on the cloven hooved delight....