Field to Fire – Whitefish

KevinCanning & Preserves, Fish, From the Cellar, From The Wild, Ice Fishing, Pickles, Pickles, Whitefish9 Comments

Yes, episode 1. Don’t get it? Don’t blame you. This series [Field to Fire] is going to strictly be about exploring regional ingredients, and preparing them a couple ways outdoors. Same format. Every time. I liked the idea, but a major problem with it is that it excluded other fun content that I’d normally shoot and get involved with. So … Read More

Episode 25: Cellar Food

KevinCanning & Preserves, Charcuterie, Cider, Dry Cured Meats, From the Cellar, From the Garden, Heart, Kevin TV, Pickles, Pig Ham, Root Cellar, Vegetables, Winter Veg11 Comments

Strange. It’s mid-December, the soil’s frozen, plants toast – but counterintuitively, this time of year is one of the best times of year food-wise. The freezers are full of a variety of meats, fruits, stocks, lard, and more. The wine cellar’s full of apple wines, ciders, and dry cured pork and game, while the root cellar is an exciting world … Read More

Root Cellar Update: December Garden Veg

KevinCanning & Preserves, From the Cellar, From the Garden, Root Cellar, Winter Veg4 Comments

Well. Success. I’m very grateful that the principles of cellaring are not rocket science or prohibitively expensive. This is my first winter with a functioning root cellar for veg – built in a corner of my conventional concrete basement – and every last item in there is providing valuable education for how to manage my cellar moving forward. So here … Read More

Reject Pickled Carrots: Another Reason to ‘Work for Food’

KevinCanning & Preserves, From Local Farms, From the Cellar, Green Eggs & Ham, Pickles, Veg6 Comments

Just when I thought I’d posted about as much as one needed to about pickled carrots… My wife and I have been helping out Green Eggs & Ham lately with their labor crunch – heading out to the farm when we can arrange sitters to help bag produce for the market, harvest carrots like crazy, or whatever else they need … Read More

Apricot Jam, Batch 2, 2009

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I’ve posted about my love for apricot jam before. It is not a new love. I don’t know if it’s the acidity of the fruit, the delicate femininity of the flavour, the supple texture, or the cool colour. [as an aside, that describes my style of wine too…hm…] They also win the ‘easiest pit-fruit-to-prep’ award. Maybe it’s all of it. … Read More

Raspberry Jam

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Monday afternoon my dad gave me a hand to turn the summer’s yield of raspberries into jam. More like…he made it while I watched. My summer escapades botching batch after batch of apple jelly had destroyed my confidence – but it has been restored. Pretty easy stuff, and MAN it’s good. I’m the kind of guy that forgets stuff – … Read More