Quince Jam

Organic quince ready to be made into jam

It’s the end of quince season here in Brooklyn – so here is a recipe for an easy quince jam. I didn’t bother with any canning stuff (i.e., sterilizing jars, etc.) because I figured the jam would get eaten pretty quickly. But if you want to give as a holiday gift, you should bother to [...]

Homemade Butter

Homemade Butter

Yes, I know you can buy perfectly delicious butter in the grocery store. But really, making your own isn’t all that complicated, and it’s really fun to do. Making butter is a great project for kids, too – it’s an exercise in showing them where even our most elemental cooking products (e.g., butter) come from. [...]

Boiled Cider

Boiled Cider

I was doing a little culinary sleuthing for new apple pie recipes when I stumbled upon several that incorporated boiled cider. Having grown up mostly in the south, where apple cider is a little less common than here in the Empire State, I had absolutely no idea what the heck these recipes were talking about. [...]

Cardamom Sugar

Cardamom Sugar

Sprinkle this flavored sugar on pies, tarts, and cookies. It pairs especially nicely with berries – top blackberries or raspberries with cardamom sugar and use as a topping for vanilla ice cream. Or simply drop a spoonful in your coffee or tea for a new kind of sugar rush. Ingredients 1/2 cup sugar 10-15 green [...]

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