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?
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Peach jam is made new with the addition of steeped sarsaparilla root. Inspired by a bowl of peaches & cream.
An unexpected treat: sweet, tart and with a nice pep from the ginger and citrus. One of my favorite jams to make and eat.
Apricot jam with a sneaky twist-- not too spicy, just zingy enough to be interesting.
Sweet plums, anise-y tarragon and warm bourbon play so well together.
Sweet fig jam is enhanced with dusky rosewater and warm cardamom.
Have a lot of tomatoes? Take a look at this-- the best condiment I've ever discovered. Tomato jam is a little sweet, a little spicy and a lot delicious.
Strawberry jam with the bright notes of fresh ginger and garden mint.
Simple rhubarb preserves are accented with rosewater.
Mango jam with a little bit of extra salt, lime zest and lime juice. Sunny and unique.
Tangy rhubarb ketchup-- the recipe is for sugar-free and low-sugar variations.