This easy tomato sauce recipe is basic with just the additions of garlic, onion and herbs. That way, on a dark winter’s evening when you’re craving the taste of fresh, local produce, you can open a jar of this aromatic sauce and be as creative as you wish, adding all your favorite ingredients like peppers, mushrooms and sausages or meat.
Most pickle recipes all share the same ingredients with only slightly varying amounts of salt, sugar and spices. This recipe uses fresh baby dill, but I prefer the pickling dill with the fully developed heads as I feel you get a more pronounced dill flavour and I love the look of the dill seed head in the jar.
Also called Cowboy Candy, these addictive little sweet, spicy, crunchy, garlicky pickled jalapeno bites are just fantastic. You can make them year round with imported jalapenos, but August and September are the months for Osoyoos grown jalapenos, making these a truly locally grown treat.
These spicy and crunchy pickled carrots are a real treat, especially when served alongside Mexican meals. I love pickling firm vegetables such as carrots and beans as they stay crunchy even with the required processing time.