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?
Cooking & eating locally in New York's beautiful Hudson Valley. Blogging about it at http://localkitchenblog.com. Find me on Twitter @local_kitchen or email at localkitchen AT yahoo DOT com.
As simple a preserve as you'll make all month: local plums, local wine & local honey, marry together in jars of local goodness for the winter to come.
A basic tomato salsa recipe, easily adaptable to your preferred level of spice. Every preserver should have a good, basic salsa on the shelf!
Are you drowning in eggplant this season too? Then you might want to check out this spicy, umami eggplant jerky. Or bacon. Or another-2-pounds-out-of-the-fridge snack.
Canned tomatoes, the must-have staple for winter meals, made even better with a kiss of fire before canning.
Spicy, sweet, tart & beautiful.
Canned garden antipasto, or, What To Do With All Those Eggplants & Peppers.
Tart nectarines, sweet watermelon, spicy mint. Summer!
The easiest preserving you'll do all summer. Plus a link to the infamous Blue Leather: fruit roll ups made with leftover vinegar-soaked blueberries & basil.
Too hot to jam? This slow cooker cherry butter will help you keep your cool when the heat is on.
Smoky, sweet, spicy, sublime. If you only make one cherry preserve this year...