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?
Writer of CakeWalk, photographer of miscellany, maker of whatever strikes my fancy. If it can be made in my kitchen or basement (or anywhere else close to home), I'd like to try it.
Some notes on my first season of violet jelly...
Sweet and warm mango jam in a nice small batch for your early Spring pleasure.
Sweet, hot, and perfectly addicting kumquat marmalade!
I'm starting to realize that you can't really ever go wrong by adding rosemary...
A good way to preserve elderberries, Pontack Sauce improves with age and being vinegar based, doesn't actually need to be canned... Oh, and the flavor is amazing.
These are the preserves than won my heart...
Another slaw becomes kraut: this one slightly sweet with jicama, apple and lemon juice.
Strawberry jam's sweetness tamed by workhorse chile guajillo... not spicy, just warm and cozy.
Turning supermarket blackberries into gorgeous, punky jam without using boxed pectin works for me!
I posted this awhile ago, but it's been a constant in my fridge ever since. It's a really good condiment to put on your lists for this Summer's preserving!