I was on a sundried tomato kick until I realized I was spending $5 a jar. Yikes. Without a food dehydrator, I thought I was out of luck when it came to making my own. Boy, was I wrong. I made these "sun"-dried tomatoes in the oven in 15 minutes!
Many preserving recipes call for fresh juice or seeds from a pomegranate. If you're unfamiliar with how to handle this fruit, here's a few tips on how to most efficiently open a pomegranate, extract the seeds and juice them.
Intimidated by home brewing? Get your feet wet with a very basic cider recipe. This foolproof cider uses store-bought juice, regular cane sugar and raisins. The only specialty item you'll need is a single pouch of champagne yeast.