Preserving Food

Apple Pectin (& confiture de vieux garçon)

Johnny appleseed is my homey. Well, at least he would have been if i had lived in the 1700's. he was born in massachusetts...

Saged Pear Butter

I've had a lot on my plate these past few weeks- i had 2 of these in 2 nights in nyc: Then i had 8...

Sweet butter

8 gallons of cream (plus 2 gallons of buttermilk). If you were following along here then you may know that i drove to vermont early this...

Onions pickled pink

I must admit these onions were not the only things pickled pink this weekend. also pickled & fermented pinkly were these beets and this sauerkraut (which turned...

Rhubarb & shrunken strawberry head jam

Yeah i know as well as you do that strawberries don't have heads but I can call it that if i want. why? because...

Quince & cranberry holiday preserves

Remember that red stuff in a can that used to add just the right sour-sweetness to the turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes? of course...

Sweet n’ spicy lemon pickle

Act #1 not all pickles have vinegar in them that may be a surprise to some of you, and to be sure a lot of pickles...

Shell-stocked (shellfish stock)

Yes, i said i eat (shell)fish occasionally! so occasionally in fact at this point in my life that i've had exactly one lobster dinner...

Spring Rampage Pickles

Yes i know everyone is doing ramp pickles right now. But this is less about pickled ramps and more of a study in spring...

Kimchi

Most of you have probably heard the saying “when life hands you lemons, make lemonade.” If you’ve ever really thought about it – it...