I can take absolutely zero credit for the recipe that will round out the end of this post. It can be found on page 259 of the Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving. I was simply reminded of it (and the four pints I still had stashed in the back of the pantry from last [...]
I’m allergic to asparagus. Which is probably only half the reason I like it so much. The other half is surely the part where it ripens so early in the spring. Because as much as I’m a rebel, I’m also a sucker for any sign of warmth after our long, dark winters.
As far as I’m concerned there is just one good thing about winter in the great white* north: Citrus Season. Sure, modern conveniences being what they are, we can buy citrus just about any time. And certainly, flown and floated in from exotic locals every month of the year, our decidedly seasonal approach to them [...]
I don’t grow carrots. In fact, I despise growing carrots so much I’d rather not eat carrots at all than grow them myself. And you know, it’s not actually that I despise growing carrots as much as I despise harvesting and washing them. Unlike their underground friends — potatoes, turnips, radishes and beets — who [...]
The Man loves pickles. I mean absolutely loves. And The Small Humans are not far behind him in their own adoration, the larger of the two being quite capable of eating an entire quart of pickled eggs on her own… in a week. So, while the 28 quarts of pickles I’ve put up over the [...]