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 am a do-it-myselfer . . . garden, cooking, cocktails, canning, preserving . . . all kinds of stuff. Check out my blogs at http://cher-homespun.blogspot.com and http://stuffbycher.blogspot.com/ and visit my website www.stuffbycher.com
A spicy homemade mustard made with Guinness stout! Yummy, spicy and very zippy!
Hubby and were out for our weekly date night and spied a jug of strawberries steeping in a clear liquid. I figured how hard could it possibly be to infuse vodka with strawberries. Not hard at all!
Fruits and vegetables are cheapest when they're in season. Drying them is an inexpensive way to preserve them so you can enjoy them throughout the year . . . to be enjoyed as a snack by themselves or to be used in recipes.
Beef Jerky . . . who doesn’t love it? It’s chewy, salty and stuffed with flavor. Mmmm . . . jerky . . . droooooooool.
What to do with all those zucchini your garden is producing? Zucchini chips!
How easy is this? All you need is bottled grape juice, sugar and pectin.
My husband brought me home some wild grapes that grow near his work. He asked me if I would like to make grape jam. How could I refuse? Making jam from scratch was a lot of work, but it was slso fun.
A recipe for crisp canned cucumber pickles . . . I made these fresh from my garden and will have many many months of yummy, tangy, crunchy pickles to enjoy!