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?
Foraging for ramps in New Jersey and four great methods for preserving your stash: Pickled ramps, ramp pesto, ramp compound butter, and blanching and freezing ramps.
Use herbs to create delicious herb butters, vinegars, and mustard.
A smooth, sweet, and spiced butter reminiscent of the classic holiday dessert used to describe it.
This maple sweetened pumpkin butter is like spreadable pie filling. It's not safe for canning, but keeps well in the fridge and freezes beautifully.
Sugar-free apple sauce is easy and makes good baby food.
Making butter is totally easy, especially if you have a food processor. Raw butter won't stay fresh forever, though - so it's great to be able to freeze some for future months. What's my secret for perfect pats of frozen butter???
A description of four ways to preserve prickly pear cactus pads (nopales in Spanish): drying, pressure canning, pickling and freezing with links to two ways to preserve the fruit.
This is part 2 of all things related to Pacific razor clams, how to clean and store your catch. Getting the shell off is quick and easy when you know how.
If you should be so lucky as to have more morels than you can eat fresh within a few days of picking, then drying is a good preservation method. Instructions also included for freezing and canning.
How to find, collect, prepare, and preserve nutrient-rich stinging nettles as explained to me by a forager extraordinaire.