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?
With dandelions everywhere there was only one thing I could do- turn them into jelly.
I wanted for a recipe for jalapeño jelly that didn't rely on food dye or commercial pectin. I've come up with the following recipe which uses apple jelly made from Granny Smith apples and cranberries.
Aside from the delicious combo of strawberries and lemongrass, this post also includes notes on getting natural pectin from lemons, and using Weck jars.
Gudrun creates low-sugar jam using calcium-activated pectin.
Good tips on controlling sweetness, improving body and removing seeds from your raspberry jam.