Plum Apple Butter – Plum Near to Perfect

Plum Apple Butter – Plum Near to PerfectWhen Life Gives You Plums . . . Make Plum Apple Butter

This is truly about the easiest jam to make. A bit of cooking softens the apples. A bit of spice enlivens the flavor. A quick purée before you cook the plums. Another purée and you have plum-near-to-perfect Plum Apple Butter. The plum-apple combination was inspired by a gift bag Continue reading

Fermentation Giveaway – Win Your Own Pickle Pipe Airlocks!

Fermentation Giveaway – Win Your Own Pickle Pipe Airlocks! Fermentation Giveaway and Recipe for Fermented Fig Lemon Jam

I recently introduced you to my favorite new fermentation tool, Pickle Pipe Airlocks. Today I have a surprise for you. The creative and hardworking folks at Masontops, the people who make pickle pipes, are offering a fermentation giveaway of a set of Wide-Mouth Pickle Pipes! Continue reading

Naturally Fermented Kohlrabi Carrot Pickles ♪♫• Kohlrabi, Oh Oh ♪♫•

Naturally Fermented Kohlrabi Carrot Pickles Naturally Fermented Kohlrabi Carrot Pickles – Crisp and Bright

After brining with spices and water and left to ferment for 4-5 five days, you’ll have probiotic-rich and flavorful, naturally fermented Kohlrabi Carrot Pickles. These crisp and bright-tasting pickles add a welcome crunch when tossed into salads, layered in sandwiches, Continue reading

Cilantro Mint Chutney with Chili & Lime

Cilantro Mint Chutney with Chili and LimeCilantro Mint Chutney –
This Tart-Sweet & Spicy Condiment Makes the Meal

London, 1969. Eating lunch at Le Cordon Bleu Restaurant on Marylebone Lane, across the street from their cooking school, I enjoyed Cilantro Mint Chutney for the very first time. It came on a condiment stand with my order of “curry” for lunch. I thought it was mine to enjoy. Though Continue reading

Green Rhubarb Preserves-An Experiment

Green Rhubarb Preserves . . . An ExperimentGreen Rhubarb Preserves . . . Color Matters
Or, I
Now Know Why I Prefer the Deepest Red Rhubarb

Among all the crimson stalks of rhubarb, one farmer at Saturday’s market displayed bright green stalks. As an experiment, I bought some to make Green Rhubarb Preserves. My husband was confused.  As if rhubarb wasn’t tart enough, why would I buy green, as in immature, rhubarb? Continue reading

Rhubarb Preserves – Cooked in the Oven

Rhubarb Preserves – Cooked in the OvenRhubarb Preserves – Tart-Sweet and Chunky

Cook Rhubarb Preserves in the oven and you may never make jam or preserves on the stove-top again. Almost effortless and splatter-free oven cooking requires little attention. An occasional gentle stir assures even cooking of the rhubarb and retains its chunky texture. Made from just rhubarb Continue reading

Edible Gifts from Your Kitchen

Edible Gifts from Your KitchenEdible Gifts Celebrate the Season

Visions of sugar plums, cookies and truffles and jars of fermented mustard and jam. It’s that time of year when if you love to cook, you celebrate the season with a bite of something homemade. Then share these edible gifts from your kitchen with friends and family. As well as with Continue reading