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.
Learn how to easily start your garden plants indoors from seed (and ensure they survive for the outdoor debut!) -- part 1 of a series.
Well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit: roasted red pepper cheese spread, the hipper cousin of good old pimento cheese -- great on paninis!
Buttermilk ranch dressing is simple to make at home -- you'll never hit the bottle again.
Dried watermelon slices: plain, they taste like candy -- salted, they taste crazy good.
A recipe for easy tomato-peach chutney, a bright blending of two of summer's best flavors.
Learn to make cherries in wine, equally as delicious served with beef or pork as they are over ice cream. Now that's versatile!
Quick and easy refrigerator dilly beans -- perfect for a snack or to jazz up your bloody mary.
A recipe for traditional French bistro salad dressing: a simple and creamy vinaigrette, straight from the streets of Paris.
Strawberry rhubarb chutney: seasonally perfect with chicken in early summer but, if you freeze enough berries and rhubarb, a delightful treat for your Thanksgiving turkey, too.
Use minced shallots to make a lovely dressing, perfect for a salad of fresh green beans and tomatoes, or use it as a tangy basting sauce for chicken -- or both!