Here's an apple jam that's nice and sweet - no apple butter austerity here. The soft chunks of apple are suspended in a glistening thick syrup (no added pectin!) spiked with crystalized ginger. From East Hampton's Georgica Bend B&B.
Christmas means putting your canning operation into high gear. This delicious raspberry sauce is laughably simple yet recipients are guaranteed to swoon. Why make it harder than it has to be? Simply Spectacularly Delicious Raspberry Sauce.
An easy amplification of fall's favorite fruit: pears. "You can't buy that in any store!" is high praise indeed, so adding a mix of frangrant spices elevates homemade jam to top notch gift quality. The holidays are coming...
Charred bits of onion and the last corn of summer are blended with blistered tomatillos for this tangy salsa. I was conservative on the amount of heat -- add more hot chilies "as desired" and you'll do fine.
Purple carrots, yellow carrots, white carrots, and natural orange -- hooray for farm stands with their colorful, carroty-tasty alternatives to the standard Stepford Wives offerings. How to keep their beauty for lean days ahead? Check it out.
Finally, a use for the rose hips that appear at summer's end. Rather than making a jelly, this chutney is showier, displaying the chunks of rose hips along with other goodies like mango, tamarind and cranberries.
The Perfect Hot Dog. Store-bought: lips and lungs and chuckle (look it up on Urban Dictionary) and chemicals galore. Mine: beef chuck, boneless pork, salt, garlic, paprika. What more reason do you need?