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?
I love a good butter - even if there is no butter in it! This one is even more special with the rum added.
It's pear season and this perfect! Not too sweet and easy to make.
This is so good and has so much potential! Great on a cheese plate, or spread on a sandwich. Such a great use of all those fall peppers!
I dare you to find something better to put on your toast! Delicious and not too sweet.
My only piece of advice - use bigger plums!!
My husband's grandmother used to make this every year - and then the family fought over them! As well as an easy appetizer, it's great on wings, but that's another post you'll have to find...
Sweet and sour squash pickles - a good way to use up all that zucchini!
Now, I don't make the vodka from scratch, but this rhubarb-infused vodka is really amazing - you just have to be patient for a couple months... but then heavenly nectar awaits!
Even good cooks can make bad things sometimes - read this for a good laugh - and DON'T make it!
When you get tired of all that tomato sauce, here's something really special.