Category Archives: Preserves

Homemade pickles are the least of it.

Fast, easy recipe for homemade pickles that can be canned for storage or simply eaten as refrigerator pickles.View full post »

“Why can vegetables?”

Dispatch from our first experience with home canning. We canned crushed tomatoes and used them all year long.View full post »

No worries, Mark Bittman and I are BFF again.

Why The Minimalist’s Tomato Jam made me fall back in love with Mark Bittman.View full post »

Cheap thrills with punky fruit

Adaptable recipe for an easy fruit compote to use when you have a lot of fruit that’s a little past its peak.View full post »