- Wild Game
We’re heading into Tuber Time, and one of my favorites are jerusalem artichokes, which are native to North America. Although these tubers will keep for months in the fridge, the best way to preserve them long-term is to pickle them. I’ve been making this recipe for years, and I am pretty proud of it.
Many of the olives I cure each year are done in a brine. But year after year I’ve been curing more with lye. I know it sounds scary, but it’s not – if you follow these simple instructions. The result is a buttery, firm olive that I actually prefer over the brine cured ones.
It is chanterelle season in much of America right now, and I am even hearing a few isolated reports of chanties here in California. What to do when you want to extend your season? Pickle your chanterelles. They’re awesome preserved this way.
Garlic is available all year long, so why preserve it? This is why. This method for preserving garlic in oil will change your life. Imagine having roasted garlic at hand whenever you want. Yes, imagine it.
If you’ve ever had one of those amazing dill pickles, right from the crock, you’ve had a lacto-fermented pickle. Guess what? The process works great with carrots, too.
Curing olives in springtime? Who knew? But early spring is the time to gather ripe black olives for oil-curing, and I love me some oil-cured olives.
We’re in high season for artichokes, and when life gives you too many artichokes – especially the baby ones – this is how you preserve them for the summer.
Marinated mushrooms are a staple on any antipasti plate. They’re not pickled so much as they are preserved. Here’s how to do the technique the Italians call sott’olio.