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?
A quick, small-batch plum jam. Lemon verbena highlights the tartness of the plums.
A simple sweet cherry preserve with bourbon.
Small-batch sour cherry preserves spiked with chile de árbol. Just the thing for Hot Cherry Daiquiris.
The prettiest little rhubarb jelly ever! From Sheri Brooks Vinton's Put 'Em Up.
My tips and secrets for the cheapest places to get canning jars in New York City.
A less labor-intensive (but still lovely!) marmalade made with cute little kumquats.
An easy, reliable mustard recipe with character.
A small batch recipe for Apple Vanilla Bean Preserves, adapted from Put 'Em Up.
Stop making that face, it tastes like ketchup! Cranberry ketchup makes a great edible gift too.
I like the idea of making chutney from apples. It’s economical and a late-season chutney option when peaches aren’t around.