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?
Ever wonder why your quick pickles end up soft and without that satisfying crunch? Check out some of these tips and see what you could try doing differently.
Make quick pickled jalapeños! Whether you have a large jalapeño bounty from your garden or you picked up a bunch at the store, pickling is a fun summer activity.
Pickled beans have a wonderful texture, kind of a squeaky crunch when you eat them, followed by that sour tang. You can make a couple quarts in under an hour.
These are as good as those dill pickles at your neighborhood deli. They're crunchy and got that tang and bite you love in a good deli pickle!
Homemade Bread and Butter Pickles are easy to make, fresh, and the perfect accompaniment to your favorite sandwich. This recipe for refrigerator pickles uses the microwave, so the pickles are ready in about 15 minutes from start to finish!
Here's an easy pickled blueberry recipe. You can leave it quick pickled, which will last in the fridge for months or can it for longer. It's great on pork, fish, and your favourite cheese.
Marisa McClellan, of Food in Jars, demonstrates How to Can Marinated Red Peppers (video+recipe). Great on sandwiches, in salads, or part of an antipasto plate. Delish!
These pickled cherries with five spices are a versatile treat. Enjoy them just out of the jar, on salads, or paired with your favorite cheese.
Black radish pickles have a sweet and spicy kick from the brine and delicious heat from the radishes. They capture the flavor of black radishes perfectly for the summer season.
Getting started: How to make home made Sauerkraut and it's many health benefits.