Canning & Pickling

Cranberry Jelly No.2

makes: 1 pint | start to finish: 25 minutes
from Edible Seattle November/December 2011…

Quintessentially Quince

Several years ago, I received an email from a friend, who had a friend who was giving away 40 pounds of quince…

Apricots Two Way

I like diversity in my pantry. Sticking to the same recipe year after year gets a bit dull, and I grow tired of canning with the same recipes each season. In my quest to try something new, I decided to try a fruit mustard. Italians cook up fruit and add mustard to the syrup, calling it mostarda—a spicy, fruity combination served alongside meat…

Spiked Cranberry Pear Jam

Serves 10 | Start to finish: 20 minutes
from Edible Seattle November/December 2009

Look for local cranberries and Clear Creek’s pear brandy for this thick, sandwich-friendly jam…

Elderflower Syrup and Pickled Maple Blossoms

Last summer on the highway home from a long weekend at Lake Chelan, I pulled my car across three lanes of traffic when I spotted a tall slender tree hunched over by the weight of its small blue berries…

Orange Marmalade/Preserved Lemons

This time of year, the best way to boost your pantry is to step outside our local sources and reach for some citrus. As winter draws to a close, we could all use a little zing, and these two recipes are both zingy and versatile…

Quick Pickled Baby Carrots

Serves 8 | Start to finish: 15 minutes, plus 1-2 weeks pickling
from Edible Seattle July/August 2009

Cut any carrots thicker than a man’s thumb into halves or quarters lengthwise. These carrots are great after a week, but two full weeks will give you spicier carrots…

Ginger Plum Sauce/ Plum and Cherry Jam

Together, plums and cherries make a happy marriage of texture and flavor: plums break down easily in cooking, and cherries hold their shape. They are both stone fruits, and maintain a slight almond essence that can be highlighted with a splash of brandy or kirsch…

Red Wine Vinegar

BY AMY PENNINGTON This past …

Northwest Black Truffle Butter

In the bowl of an electric mixer place the butter and truffles. Mix on medium-high speed until thoroughly combined. Season the butter mixture with salt and place into an airtight container, let set at room temp for several hours.