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?
A simple, homemade relish featuring red onions, raisins and apples, the superstar of autumn fruit.
A summer variation of a classic fruit butter (apple), a perfect opportunity for a novice "canner".
A fresh and fruity salsa, not too spicy, celebrating the flavors of summer.
A spicy tomato chutney to celebrate the start of the tomato season here in San Diego.
Intensely flavored lemon chutney, inspired by my mother's recipe for mango chutney.
Hungry for summer fruit flavors, I made a batch of my mom's conserve using frozen sweet cherries with fresh raspberries.
Our Meyer lemon tree is just begging me to make another batch of this marmalade...
Our Meyer Lemon tree is loaded with fruit right now...And I love to keep a jar of homemade lemon curd in the fridge.
The third try was the charm in my first attempts to make a low sodium mustard.
My homemade ketchup is spicy, tasty and with only a small portion of the salt found in commercial ketchup.