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?
I blog with my sisters at www.threecleversisters.com. I'm slowly trying to integrate more home cooking, canning and other "punk domestic" activities into my life--an ongoing challenge with a full time job and two small kids. Slow but steady...
A small batch refrigerator peach jam scented with lavender buds
Super-from-scratch strawberry jam made with natural fruit pectin: from applesauce! I'm a true canning geek now.
It's easy and economical to make delicious homemade grainy mustard.
I help my aunt hatch a colony of mason bees and learn about these super-pollinators--learn more and invite them into your garden!
I overcome my suspicions and make a tasty jam from just local pears, sugar, and lemon juice.
Heirloom New England apples make a lovely roasted applesauce
Making membrillo (quince paste) at home--a virtual trip to Spain!
Amazing jam made from Italian Prune Plums
Next time you buy cut fresh herbs, plant a few using this technique!
Making creme fraiche for the first time, with some incubating techniques.