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?
After nearly 20 years away and too much time in suburbia, this New England girl returned "home" to do some stealthy homemaking on a small farmette in Vermont. Learn more on my blog, Yankee Kitchen Ninja.
Whip up a batch of blueberry vinegar -- delightful in a vinaigrette, even better in a refreshing shrub or cocktail.
Watermelon soda: easy-to-make, refreshing natural soda (works with other fruit, too!)
Orange-cumin chutney, a flavorful accompaniment to roast pork or chicken as well as the secret ingredient to an addictive sweet and nutty cheddar cheese spread.
Roasted sour cherry sauce, a deliciously sweet-tart topping for desserts or a breakfast yogurt stir-in treat. And did I mention easy to make?
Fruit leather: all fruit, no sugar, tastes like candy, easy to make. Clearly the best snack ever!
A sweet-yet-tangy creamy shallot dressing for a delicious spinach salad.
Make your own chocolate hazelnut spread -- nuttier (and yummier!) than the original.
A delicious, sweet-tart jam that you make in no time -- in the oven!
Learn how to harden off your plants started from seed before planting them outside -- part 2 of a series.
Learn how to easily start your garden plants indoors from seed (and ensure they survive for the outdoor debut!) -- part 1 of a series.
Visit Punk Domestics's profile on Pinterest.