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?
Jelly made from foraged wild violets.
Fresh HOT chile garlic sauce.
Pesto featuring lemon balm from my garden. Substituted cashews for the typical pine nuts...because it's fun to play with pesto!
Rose petals and lemon balm from my garden made a terrific jelly!
Homemade hot dogs for Charcutepalooza. Made with beef and no pink salt. Stuffed with a pastry bag.
Blueberry Lavender Rhubarb jam, plus a round-up of bloggers' spring recipes.
Easy refrigerator pickles featuring homegrown radishes, with carrots and green garlic.
Merguez sausage for Charcutepalooza.
Simply seasoned homemade organic pork breakfast sausage...so delicious.
Baby spinach salad beautified with violets from my lawn.