Celebrate strawberry season with the perfect pantry staple – a boozy Honey Rum Strawberry Jam! Bright, sweet, and wonderfully addictive, this lovely preserve will remind you of summer of all winter long.
This Early American-style Lemon Ginger Shrub is like a Colonial soft drink. Sweetened by sugar and biting with vinegar, this preserve makes for a refreshing (albeit unusual) drink when mixed with club soda or into cocktails.
I have so much I want to talk about this week, but I’ll try not to go overboard. On the personal side, I finally preserved some citrus! If you’ve never had Salt Preserved Meyer Lemons before, they are a really funky, bright addition to sauces, salads, pastas, and whatever else you can think of. A little goes far. They have a long history and have a strong cult following, although I will admit I’m still figuring out how best to utilize them. More on that in the future. Oh, the Oscars last night. I hadn’t planned to watch, but really enjoyed […]
Earlier this month, one of my favorite bloggers – Marisa McClellan of Food In Jars – announced she would be hosting a year-long food preservation mastery challenge. Each month she will feature a new skill, following up with sample recipes and posts on how to accomplish the technique. She even started an online Facebook group, where participants in the challenge can share their triumphs (and failures), ask for advice, and just chat with other canners and preservationists. Between the move and the holidays, I haven’t canned anything since November. This is a stark change from a few months ago, when […]