Apple Dried Cherry Chutney

We have an extra refrigerator in our garage. It’s where I keep my “bee tea”- a sugar/herb solution I’ve been making in large quantities and feeding to my bees for the past few months as their forage opportunities have dwindled- as well as anything else that doesn’t fit in my refrigerator inside the house. Occasionally … Read more

Winter Squash Chutney and a Giveaway

A couple of months ago, the folks from Lark Crafts sent me two books from their new Homemade Living Series: Keeping Chickens: All You Need to Know to Care for a Happy, Healthy Flock and Canning & Preserving: All You Need to Know to Make Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Chutneys & More. I instantly fell in … Read more

Green Tomato Chutney

Frosty nights have arrived here in New York’s Hudson Valley. Sadly, this means the end of tender plants including tomatoes. If you’re able to salvage some green tomatoes from your vines in time (or if your favorite farmer’s market or your CSA has some), this heavily spiced chutney is a great way to put them … Read more