The last week has been an intensely frenzied one. Lots of classes, lots too many deadlines, and an inability to stop buying fruit has left me dashing from one project to the next. Still, I managed to collect a handful of links to share with you.
- Cucumber kimchi bites. Sounds like just the thing for this kimchi lover.
- I’ve made chutney with nearly every kind of fruit, but somehow never thought to do it with cherries! This cherry chutney will definitely be the next batch to come out of my kitchen.
- Strawberry, rhubarb, and ginger cordial. Sounds so nice!
- I liked reading Allison Carol Duffy’s five tips for home canners. She’s the author of the newly published Preserving with Pomona’s Pectin cookbook (I’ll have more about it in the next few weeks!) and she blogs at Canning Craft.
- Homemade strawberry jam cooked over an open fire. Just like they used to do it.
- A fabulous tip from Food 52 on how to extend the lifespan of your berries.
- Peperonata. It’s a sludgy, savory stew of tomatoes, peppers, and onions. Not safe for boiling water bath canning, but just the thing to have a few jars of in the freezer.
- Lacto-fermented asparagus. Grab a couple bundles before it’s out of season entirely!
- Soaked and slow roasted almonds. I’ve been meaning to do this for many months now.
- Finally, beautiful pictures of strawberry preserves.
Now, on to the Fisk & Fern tea towel winners. I was so pleased that so many people entered this one and shared their feelings about the recent rise in the popularity of canning. Our three winners are:
I won, yay me! Thank you. I just discovered some of my best towels fermenting in the bottom of a laundry tub in the basement, so these will come in handy!
And I’m off to go cherry picking today. I’m so making some cherry chutney.