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 grew up eating dried Parmesan cheese. After making a homemade batch of it I had to try something else - and it was awesome. There's also a list of 11 things you could do with the powder in the post..
How to make smoked salt - and a trick we've learned after much experimenting...
Smoked Garlic Powder; the bite of raw garlic and added smoke that's awesome in gravy, sauce, stews and more..
Dehydrated wild leeks make a great powder that can be used with rosemary, thyme or on its own. Great for roast potatoes, french fries or compound butter.
This easy Argentinian chimichurri recipe is full of flavour. Learn how to make chimichurri in 60 seconds.
A 3-minute recipe for herbes salées (made with wild leeks/ramps) that is used as a finishing or flavoring salt. It will last all summer (and longer) on the counter
Foraging edible plants can be intimidating. Here's an easy foraging guide for beginners.
A lovely Christmassy flavour that will last all year round.
I experimented at the cottage with a jam thickened with grated Granny Smith apples. It worked so well the judges at Canada's Royal Winter Fair declared the texture "perfect"!
Ricotta is perhaps the simplest cheese: all you really need is milk or whey, heat, acid and a strainer.