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...

Meyer lemon pickle with Indian

Meyer lemon pickle with indian 5-spices 13 organic meyer lemons 1 teaspoon fennel seeds 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds 1 teaspoon...

Can jam January round-up: Citrus

(photo diane d'angelo) Remember that brady bunch episode where jan was going through middle sister angst? "all i ever hear is... marsha, marsha, marsha!" I wonder what...

Cucurbits!

Squash, melons, cukes... I love their mischievous ways and dr. seuss looks from leaf to fruit. so imagine my delight when ms gloria of laundry etc. used...

Confiture de Vieux Garçon

I'm starting my very first confiture de tigresse (jam of tigress-cat) this month and i'm so excited! (yes i know i changed the name,...

Fermented Sriracha

It’s no secret i’m a hothead. i love me my chiles and those of you in more hot & dry climes may not know it,...

Taking & making stock

Maybe it's my utilitarian bent, but there's something i find exhilarating about 'cleaning up the garden' right around the break of fall. On a good...

Gingery rhubarb chutney

Believe it or not, i have met a lot of chutneys i didn't like. But this isn't one of them. I was lucky enough...

Plum Noir (jam)

It was a dark and windy night, soon after the horizon overtakes the sun and the sky becomes gloomy with defeat. a lone fox...