Giardiniera comes from the word "giardino," or garden in Italian, and is literally a garden pickle.
Sure, tomatoes are relatively safe to can, but what happens if you add peppers, hot chiles, onions and garlic to make salsa? If you follow the basic guidelines from the National Center for Home Food Preservation, you know you have a safe product. Use these six ingredients to make a winter's worth of canned salsa.
Preserve those tasty homegrown and local strawberries by drying them with zingy black pepper.
Isn't time you make some bacon? My favorite bacon curing recipes from across the internet.
Has your cilantro run wild? Pickle the green seeds for use in fish, meats, curries and salsas.
Does my wild Minneapolis sourdough taste different from the classic San Francisco sourdough starter? I did a taste test to find out!
Planning and preparation kept our backyard chickens happy and healthy in our harsh Northern winter.
Preserving citrus is easy with these flexible techniques and recipes that you can try with almost any variety of citrus.
Capture the flavor of seasonal grapefruit in this sweet and sour liqueur.
Ruby red raspberry shrub drinking vinegar is delicious in holiday cocktails.
Transforming the Thanksgiving leftovers into something wonderful can be a challenge. Try stuffing leftover turkey into Mexican poblano peppers.
A rustic cranberry sauce with whole mustard seeds adds a little zing to Thanksgiving and beyond.
Spend the weekend preserving fall apples before they're all gone.
Kale and bacon make the perfect savory kale-bacon biscuits recipe for breakfast or dinner.
To make liquid hand soap all you need is a bar of soap and a cheese grater. What could be easier?
Separate the tomato water from tomato pulp to make a delicious broth.
Fire roasting is the key to incredibly flavorful canned salsa.
My top 10 links to delicious quick cured meats, fresh cheeses and pickles for your next summer picnic.
A relative of the artichoke, burdock is a common and versatile wild vegetable.
An herbal, earthy and nutty cocktail bitter with a little extra ginseng zing on the side.
New baby chicks for our backyard urban chicken flock.
Lean, grass-fed beef is perfect for making jerky.
It takes a village to build a backyard chicken coop.
Make homemade tahini paste in your kitchen.
Easy handmade soap recipe using tallow and lard.
Preserving meat at home by making pork confit.
Use your sourdough starter to make this Spelt Sourdough Bun recipe.
On-going series on my family's efforts to raise urban chickens in our Minneapolis backyard.
Pickled duck eggs pair well with Asian flavors in this easy recipe.
Making your own buttermilk and créme fraîche (French sour cream) is so easy, you'll never buy it again.
Get started making your own charcuterie with this easy Garlic Sausage Recipe. By making your own sausage from scratch, you can use your own quality meat, customize the flavorings and leave out anything artificial.
Ten easy holiday pantry gifts that you can make at the last minute.
Food preservationist Tammy Kimbler teaches you how to make apple pie fruit leather from urban-foraged apples.