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?
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Homemade strawberry cream cheese bursts with berry flavor, and is not too sweet. It's also insanely easy to make.
Bright, sweet, and oh so lemony, homemade lemon curd is the best thing ever to spread on your scones. Or directly on your tongue.
Leftover gingerbread cookies get turned into delicious cookie butter (just like the Trader Joe's Speculoos cookie butter!).
Enjoy delicious, healthy snacking with homemade fruit leather. Red (strawberry), white (applesauce), and Blueberry for the 4th of July!
Homemade marmalade tastes like sunshine captured in a jar, and makes fabulous homemade gifts.
Homemade limoncello is like sipping liquid sunshine. Perfect for a summer day.
Homemade lemonade concentrate. Enjoy fresh, homemade lemonade from your winter lemons when you really want it, in summer!
Make strawberry (or any kind of) freezer jam even more easily with this simple tip. So fresh and delicious, like spring in a jar!
Preserve summer bounty by turning some of the fruit into shrub, aka drinking vinegar. A delicious tangy flavor concentrate for beverages.