Mexican Pickled Carrots
This Mexican-style pickled carrot recipe is great for topping tacos, tostadas and/or quesadillas or as a side to any South-of-the-border entrée. These spicy carrots are also delicious added to a bowl of soup or tossed with spring greens, feta cheese and just a drizzle of olive oil.
Oregano, Rosemary & Marjoram Vinegar
Try this oregano-, rosemary-and marjoram-infused vinegar drizzled over tomatoes and fresh mozzarella or combine with olive oil and a little Dijon mustard to make a quick dressing for pasta salad. The recipe makes enough vinegar so you'll have extra to decant into a decorative bottle or two to give away as a simple homemade gift.
Fresh Fruit Jam
Nothing beats the taste of fresh fruit jam. And when you make it yourself, you can control the amount of sugar used.
You have to taste it to believe it--these beets have the all the savory flavor and chewy texture of classic beef jerky, for a vegan jerky that's great for packing and snacking.
You will be amazed at how easy it is to make your own Sriracha sauce with fresh chiles. Normally Sriracha is fermented, a process which takes days. Here, we've shortened that method but added molasses to get strong, bold flavor. If you have an abundance of chiles in your garden or see them at the farmers' market, this is a great way to take advantage of the bounty. Be sure to wear disposable food-handling gloves while handling the chiles!