Putting Food By is the title of a book about preserving the summer harvest season, written by three authors who were experts in the art. It was how I learned, and I still follow the precise guidelines for hot water baths to sterilize jars and add vinegar to make tomatoes more acidic. A hundred years […]
Summer Herb Butter
Ginger Rhubarb Chutney
Chutney is made with fresh fruit, ginger, hot chilies, and spices, and it is simple to make. You can follow a recipe, or keep basic proportions in mind: two cups of sugar, two cups of vinegar, and eight cups of sliced or chopped fruit and wing it. Add grated fresh ginger, raisins or cranberries, and […]
Better Homemade: Hummus
Recipes abound for making hummus, so I am sure the world has not been waiting for mine. But here it is, and I encourage you to give it a try. To save time, you can buy Garbanzo in a can. But honestly, soaking a cup of dried beans overnight and simmering until soft is not really too hard to do. The flavor difference is minimal, however, the money you save and the healthy way it makes you feel after you eat it spread it on crackers or toast is worth the effort.