We're all about collections over at Provisions -- and we don't want you to miss out on the fun.
Today: Homemade kombucha, jam, pickles, and preserves are within reach -- today's collection can help.
Summer is one of the best times for food -- peaches, cucumbers, tomatoes, and strawberries abound. But when the season ends, you have to give them up. Or do you?
We've got some excellent recipes -- think pickled beets and sweet and savory tomato jam -- that will help you preserve fruits and vegetables year-round. Learning to pickle and preserve does take a little more effort than buying a jar of jelly, but it’s far more satisfying. It’s also interesting in a science-experiment, kitchen-nerd kind of way. Best of all, you’ll save yourself from all the additives and fillers of packaged foods.
With very little equipment, you’ll be eating toast slathered in pickled strawberry jam in no time. We have everything you need to pickle and preserve from start to finish:
Since you'll need good glass jars for preserves and pickles this summer, check back tomorrow -- we'll be giving away heritage Ball jars and telling you our favorite ways to use them.
Photos by James Ransom