Rumtopf (rum pot) is a traditional German beverage. There are many variations. Take this recipe as a more general blue print for your own recipe. The traditional way of making this beverage starts as early as the fresh fruit are available in spring / summer and ends with the last fresh fruit in autumn. But today you can make in "1-step", because you can get always fresh fruit in the supermarket.
This stuff is great for adding a little zip to your soups, sauces and stews. Blend it in sour cream or yogurt for a tomato(y) dip. It's a great way to use up your tomatoes. The thinner you slice the tomatoes, the faster they will dry.
Who knew the often tossed rind of your favourite Summer fruit could make delectable candy to enjoy all year 'round? Exotic spice flavour from cardamom and Szechuan peppercorns make these a truly unique sweet treat - perfect to eat out of the jar or use in baking like candied ginger! Adapted from http://www.notquitenigella.com/2012/02/06/slatko-watermelon-rind-jam/. NI includes all the syrup, although you won't eat it all.
Star fruit, also known as carambola, is a prolific tree. The fruit does not keep well on the counter of in the fridge for long periods of time. Here are two different ways to freeze them for future use.
I have looked for years for a way to can avocados. I have finally given up on that. Freezing seems to be the only way. Those of us with trees in the yard get this abundance that cannot all be consumed. If you know another way, let me know. I will experiment with drying, however that will give a completely different result.
The other day I made a recipe I have done with cucumbers forever with a zucchini that was sitting on the counter. It was great! Then I tried onion and bell pepper, also great. After a little research I found that this can also be frozen well. I have written it with numerous spice variations so it can be a go to recipe. Choose what you like or make up your own.
Recipe by Marisa McClellan. Great variation on cranberry sauce. Use them to make a cranberry vinaigrette for salads, serve them with a double-cream brie to cut the richness of the cheese, and save any leftover brine to mix with sparkling water. The "cooking" time is standing time. Wait a day before trying them.
This is absolutely the easiest way to preserve all those tomatoes from your garden. You don't even need to peel them before freezing. Family friends in Northern Ontario used to do this but this method was found in Chatelaine Food Express Quickies. The servings depend on how many tomatoes you're freezing. Preparation time also depends on how many tomatoes you intend on freezing.