Delightfully Bitter Marmalade from Seville Oranges

Just as I’d imagined, orange trees lined the streets of Sevilla, Spain, where I found myself for a few hours several winters ago. As I reached for a fruit though, my friend stopped me: The oranges of Sevilla belong to the government. I could be arrested for picking one off a tree—although there are 25,000 … Continue reading Delightfully Bitter Marmalade from Seville Oranges

Preserves with a Nordic Touch

From the University of Minnesota Press comes a preserving cookbook especially for cold-climate cooks, whether they grow their own produce or shop at farmers’ markets and farm stands. Savory Sweet: Simple Preserves from a Northern Kitchen is a collection of condiment recipes by Mette Nielsen, a Danish-born gardener and photographer, and Beth Dooley, a cookbook … Continue reading Preserves with a Nordic Touch

Linda’s Books

The Joy of Pickling 300 Flavor-Packed Recipes for Vegetablesand More from Garden or MarketRevised editionQuarto, 2016480 pages, $24.99 (paperback)ISBN: 9781558328600 First published in 1998, this comprehensive guide to pickling around the world covers fermented, fresh, quick, and freezer pickles; relishes, salsas, and chutneys; and even pickled fish, meat, and eggs. The Joy of Pickling is … Continue reading Linda’s Books

Last of the Quinces

Finally I am running out of quinces. I have two trees, of the variety called Pineapple, and they produce more reliably than any of the apple, pear, plum, and cherry trees in my lowland orchard. So I always give away quinces, and this year I even sold some. Yet it’s January 20, and still I … Continue reading Last of the Quinces