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?
If you have lemons, Everclear, cheesecloth and a big jar, you are well on your way to making your own limoncello -- Italian lemon liqueur.
Blood orange liqueur made in the style of limoncello.
A family recipe for pickled green tomatoes with balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
Fresh garlic sausage makes the perfect filling for homemade ravioli. The sausage is flavored with garlic, rosé wine and red chili flakes, and can be prepared well ahead of time.
Recipe for homemade Limoncello
We are deep in indian summer here in Minnesota. Peppers seem to be the last thing to arrive, unaware that it's almost October. With 80 degree days, they just keep coming. To preserve the late bounty of my garden, I made Italian-style giardiniera.
Homemade Limoncello is easy, tastes fabulous and is the perfect gift for the holidays too. Make a BIG batch!
Green walnut liqueur, aka Nocino, is traditionally an Italian liqueur that has a fantastically mysterious flavor that you can make at home.
Nocino is a walnut liquor that hails from Modena, Emilia Romanga. It is made by steeping unripe green walnuts in spirits, and usually used as a cold weather, or after dinner beverage.
Tender baby eggplant and red spring onions pickled in a balsamic vinegar/red wine brine that is versatile enough to go from pasta to grilled cheese, to salad dressing in the blink of an eye!