Damson plums have hardly any flavor when eaten raw, but give them some gin, sugar, and time (don't we all benefit from those three things?) and you’ll be rewarded with a beautifully plumy, herbal, slightly spicy liqueur just in time for the holidays.
Grapefruit and lemon add a little bit of tart to balance out the could-be-too-flowery flavor of steeped elderflower blossoms, but whether you make infused simple syrup or your own liqueur, the flavor is bright, sweet summer all the way.
A perfect plan when your suddenly massive chive plant needs a haircut. This chive vinegar can be as simple or as fancy as you'd like--plain distilled white, white wine, or champagne vinegar are all great options. The hardest part is waiting 2 weeks!
Salmon is brined with sugar, salt, and spices; coated with honey and peppercorns; and smoked over apple wood. A great smoking gateway recipe: no special supplies other than wood chips, no special equipment, and only an hour or so on the grill.
Getting a good set for strawberry jam can be hard without extra pectin, lots of sugar, or a long cooking time. Enter the cranberry. Lots of natural pectin, beautiful ruby red color, and a little tartness make this the perfect strawberry jam.
Perfect for your St. Patrick's Day soda bread, slathered thickly on any baked good, or melted over vegetables or fresh pasta, cultured butter is a richly flavored treat. This recipe is a 2-for-1 since you get fresh buttermilk too!
4 ingredients and 2 minutes of effort--that's all it takes to make the most amazing mustard, the kind you'd pay good money for at a fancy market. This mustard is about as easy as it gets, and there are so many ways to modify it to suit your tastes.
Apples, red wine, honey, cinnamon, and walnuts--all the flavors of fall bottled up and ready to spread on a pretty scone or a hearty slice of whole grain bread. It smells amazing and tastes even better!
If you've ever considered canning tomatoes, but weren't sure where to start, this is for you: pros, cons, and instructions on how to put up whole, crushed, or sauced tomatoes. You'll be stocked for all your winter pasta, chili, and soup needs!