Can jam october round up: chile peppers

Photo well preserved oooh, this month was on fire! (kaela, our little scheme worked!) chileheads, my peeps, this one is for you... photo knit & knosh pickles, salsas...

The lost art of real cooking: review & give away

I'd like to give a shout out to all the pilgrims in the house... that would be me. I guess somebody over at penguin...

Onionz limone chutney

Let me tell ya the story about onionz limone. ya see, onionz was a big talker. until one day, the boss told me to...

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...

Berries!

The berries are coming, the berries are coming! There are so many types of berries, and so many preserving opportunities! For those of you in the...

Whole pickled blueberries

Did you ever wish a blueberry was a tomato? probably not. perhaps if you’ve had to become as familiar with late season blight as we’ve had...

Chewy spicy (dried fruit) chutney

I remember a more innocent time when i said i didn't like garlic with fruit. and then another time when i confessed i wasn't a chutney...

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...

Sweet tomato ketchup

Remember this? after two long weeks in LIC i got back to my little plot of heaven up in the berkshires only to find an onslaught of these: the way...

White radish pickle

If you really are committed to eating locally, and/or growing your own food then i think you've caught on by now that in most...

Walnut sage pesto

It has been a real treat tricking around the blogoshpere of late and seeing all my fellow foodies and homesteaders waxing poetic about this...

Carrot Pickle

The roots, the roots, the roots are on fire the roots, the roots, the roots are on fire the roots, the roots, the roots are on...

Golden jelly

Some of you may remember this from last year. You may also remember that we here in the northeast had such a rainy growing...

Can jam may round-up: Rhubarb

photo local kitchen It's here peeps! the canning season is officially on! it's a party! I for one am overjoyed at the hella lotta rhubarb recipes...

Gooseberry chutney with Bengali spice

I am going to start by saying this is not your typical english ‘bottled’ chutney. you’ll find no onions or garlic here. standard english chutney...

Hot damn chile pickle!

My tomatoes might have been a little worse for wear after my 3 week absence, most of them took a suicide leap that ended...

Ghee

There have been a few inquiries about my ghee making procedure, so here goes... but first i have to say that even i cannot believe...

Can jam September round up: Stone fruit

I really just have to do this...just so you know. As i've been sitting at my computer reading and rounding-up throughout the week i...

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...

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...

Off my larder shelf: Put ‘em up! fruit

Here in the northeast, i like to think of this time of year as almost summer. because even if i’m wearing a scarf when going...

Can amongst yourselves

It’s true confession time. I haven’t canned a damn thing since i put a bunch of rhubarb in jars back in early june. there,...

Preserved lemons spiced 2 ways

By now most of you that have spent anytime around here at all know I have a thing for indian lemon pickle – those fine...

Carrots: buttered & jammed

I’ve found that canning in february has it’s perks…eventually. or, Eventually i found that canning in february has it’s perks. Basically what i’m sayin’ is;...

Tigress’ best books of 2011 & a holiday give-away + cookie...

I've been so excited about my holiday list of fave preserving and d.i.y books of 2011 that i decided to have a big ole'...

Sweet preserved kumquats

Sun pods koon inspirations. (i'm absolutely sure of it) Shape like an oversized grape, taste like a very sweet lemon that can be eaten whole,...

Fermenting chiles

These may look innocent enough to you but that's because your eyes aren't watering from the heat. If you're a chile head like me, or...

Can jam may round-up: Asparagus

I was in a real pickle about where to post all these amazing asparagus recipes this month. should i post them here with all the...

Alliums

is it me... or do alliums always seem like they're having a raucous good time? Maybe it's the hair. Take note all you can jammers and...

Strawberry Ice cream

If you happened to be following what i've dubbed 'the butter chronicles' over here and here, then you know that there's a lotta bright and deep...