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?
Enjoy a healthier diet without a huge time investment through easy real-food recipes, DIY pantry staples and home-preserved food -- the Way of Better Eating. It's what I blog about at Yankee Kitchen Ninja.
Slow cooker sweet potato applesauce: only two ingredients, one crockpot and zero added sweeteners to create this easy riff on applesauce that has an endless number of uses.
Quick and easy lemon spinach pesto made with almonds and parmesan cheese -- enjoy on pasta, pizza, crostini and more. Bonus: It freezes like a dream!
Beet pesto: simple, gorgeous pesto made from roasted beets and walnuts.
Make your own chai tea concentrate: an aromatic blend of herbs, spices, fruit and tea ready to mix with your favorite kind of milk for a hot or iced chai tea latte.
(Really) small batch Meyer lemon and blood orange marmalade -- gorgeous as well as delightfully delicious
Learn to make your own almond (or other nut) milk -- you won't believe how crazy-easy it is!
Easy recipe for tangy cidered beef (or venison) jerky -- plus some tips on buying a dehydrator!
Not your run-of-the-mill butter -- made with fresh fall apples and pumpkin, and simple to prepare in your crockpot. And bourbon makes it all that much better!
Make your own vegetable powders: a great way to add a boost of veggies to sauces, soups and smoothies.
Pear honey: Not actually honey but a sweet jam with a hint of ginger -- use it as a breakfast spread, on a cheeseplate or with roasted meats.