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How To: Make Moroccan Preserved Lemons

by Matt Allison

How To: Make Moroccan Preserved Lemons

I love growing and cooking my own vegetables, though sadly due to space restrictions in our yard, the only fruit I'm able to grow is a lowly Eureka lemon tree.

Not that lemons are something to be sniffed at; in summer we drink amazing lemon minted water out on the porch, make our own cordials and desserts, and as we move into fallI collect the bounty and preserve them for one of our favorite dishes, chicken tagine.

Preserved lemons are commonly used in North African dishes, and their salty taste and texture lends complexity to the simplest dishes like sauteed vegetables.

While preserving them takes little more than a mason jar and salt, my recipe below takes it up a notch and boosts the flavor.

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Make: Homemade Bacon Jam!

by Kelly B

Make: Homemade Bacon Jam!

A little sweet, a little tangy, a lot bacon-y. With the bacon trend showing no signs of going away – or even slowing down – it was only a matter of time before the treat made its way even deeper into the foodie realm. This time in a gourmet "jam" that you can make in your own kitchen. If you're thinking this is just going to be a greasy, fatty mess... STOP , because we promise you will be oh so pleasantly surprised.

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Print It: Free Summer Fruit Labels!

by Capree K

Print It: Free Summer Fruit Labels!

The other day I ate an entire package of raspberries in one sitting (which I suppose is better than a whole can of Pringles, right?).  If you have a little more patience and, you know, actually plan to can, freeze, or gift your garden's fruit, may I suggest printing out these very cute, very FREE downloadable labels and gift tags?  

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Cherry Jubilee Week: Bourbon Cherries and Manhattan Floats

by Chris Gardner

Cherry Jubilee Week: Bourbon Cherries and Manhattan Floats

Check out Part I: Easy Cherry Syrup and a Sparkling Cherry Cooler and Part II: Canned Fresh Cherries, Perfect Over Ice Cream.

With basic canned cherries accomplished, I thought it might be fun to try a twist on preserving the rest of the cherries. I'd seen 'bourbon cherries' in gourmet shops...fresh whole cherries swimming in bourbon, adding that smoky oakiness to the cherries, and the cherries giving their sweetness to the bourbon. Here's...

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Cherry Jubilee Week: Canned Fresh Cherries, Perfect Over Ice Cream

by Chris Gardner

Check out Part I: Easy Cherry Syrup and a Sparkling Cherry Cooler.

Cherry Jubilee Week: Canned Fresh Cherries, Perfect Over Ice Cream

So....with more than five pounds of cherries left from syrup making, I realized I was gonna have to get these dudes processable so that, come winter time, I'd be to able use them in a variety of ways. Creating pie filling for freezing was an option, as well as just throwing the cherries whole into the freezer, but I wanted to be able to keep them versatile for whatever...

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