Jams & Pickles
Blackberry Lavender No-Cook Freezer Jam
Culinary lavender is available in the spice section of most supermarkets. Recipe courtesy of Organic Garden Magazine.
Granny Foster’s Bread And Butter Pickles
The perfect combination of sweet and tart, thinly sliced bread and butter pickles are the quintessential all-purpose sandwich toppers, delivering lots of big, punchy flavor in a small package. They make such a satisfyingly crunchy snack that—if you’re anything like me—you’ll soon graduate from layering them in sandwiches to munching them straight from the jar.
Judy’s Pickled Squash
Once you start making them, you begin to see pickle potential in just about everything. That—and an overabundance of fast-growing yellow squash—is what inspired my sister, Judy, to make these unusually gratifying sweet squash pickles. I call for yellow squash here, but you can use any kind of summer squash, from Sundrops and pattypans to zucchini.
These can easily be made up to a week ahead of and stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container.