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?
This is a bright, punchy jam, redolent with citrus flavour and spices. It deserves to be smeared thickly on crusty bread and eaten with a steaming cup of tea in bed, crumbs be damned.
These made my house smell AMAZING, yes, so good I need to shout at you. Think; rich malt spirits with sweet peaches all covered in maple deliciousness. Yes, are you drooling yet?
Sweet pickled apple slices just in time for Fall.
Tangy tomatillos combine with spicy serrano peppers for a bright and flavorful salsa verde.
So how come you see pumpkin butter in mason jars from local farms and preserves makers, but you're not supposed to can it at home? We did a little digging.
Delicious applesauce is easy, even in large quantities.
Cherry Port Jam: thick, delicious, faintly boozy and good spread on anything.
Pickled Beets: nostalgia in a jar. Sunshiney, tangy and crisp.
Pickled Pears: sugar pears, spiced and pickled. Ready to enjoy while the snow flies.
Simple water-bath canning: tomato sauce in pints or quarts. Endlessly useful as a pantry staple.
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