Everyone knows the idiom, you are what you eat. If this is true, do we know who we are? Increasingly people are trying their hand at the old foodways. We are preserving: Food, culture, community, ourselves.
The Pennsylvania Dutch serve this pork loaf for breakfast, using cornmeal as a filler. It can be wonderful, spicy, rich, and aromatic—crispy on the outside and creamy on the interior. From "Mrs. Wheelbarrow's Practical Pantry."
Persephone's pick for a wintertime snack got her an e-ticket to Hades, but these bejeweled fruits have many applications that will take you straight to the heavens. In syrups and liqueurs, jams and jellies, pomegranates are the pom.
Many preserving recipes call for fresh juice or seeds from a pomegranate. If you're unfamiliar with how to handle this fruit, here's a few tips on how to most efficiently open a pomegranate, extract the seeds and juice them.