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?
Turns out you DON'T need a food dehydrator to make this delicious treat, just an oven... Fresh cherries (and other fruits) make great fruit leathers. And it's really easy, too. Find out how to do it.
Don't miss out on your chance to preserve early summer in a jar to enjoy all year long. This recipe yields 6 pints of flavorful, thick, sweet, deliciously red strawberry jam.
These preserves combine pear's subtle floral sweetness with the spice of ginger and the exotic flavor of cardamom.
Refrigerator pickles are so easy. And so tasty. And so cool. No need to turn on the stove or deal with your canning pot... Are you sold yet?
A short primer to help beginning canners and preservers get started with instructions, recipes and links to the best cookbooks, sites and blogs.
Miner's lettuce is delicious and good for you, too. It's native to the western mountain and coastal regions of North America but is most common in California in the Sacramento and northern San Joaquin valleys.
It's easy to make your own "bitter herb" but don't forget to wear proper hand and eye protection when you do it.
A simple recipe for wild ramp pesto. It's got a fresh, rampy flavor that screams "SPRING!" Makes for an easy and delicious meal.
Some thoughts and instructions on the sustainable harvesting of ramps - a foraged delicacy in need of protection.
An easy pickled ramps recipe to help you preserve some these lovely wild plants in the brief season while you can find them.