• Making Perfect Pickles
    I'm passionate about pickles. That's why caring for my cucumber crop tops my list of garden chores. And to me, there is nothing worse than a soggy, limp, crunch-less pickle. My biggest goal is to make sure they stay crisp!
  • Homemade Salad Dressing
    Simple, homemade dressings enhance the flavors in just-picked salad greens.
  • Fresh Ideas for Green Beans
    When backyard beans are plentiful, use these recipes and techniques to ensure that you'll never tire of another harvest.
  • Preserve Tomato Flavor in Jars
    Use April McGreger's recipes to concentrate the essence of fresh tomatoes into condiments that deliver a burst of intense tomato flavor—and make the most of space in the pantry.
  • What to Do With Green Tomatoes
    Frying isn't the only option. Tart and firm, green tomatoes hold up well in long-cooked relishes and chutneys.
  • Cooking with Pumpkin
    The magnificent pumpkin is perhaps the most iconographic reminder that a new season is upon us. Put a pumpkin on your front porch and you’re ready to celebrate the season. But what about bringing pumpkins from the porch into the kitchen?
  • Quick, Easy Techniques for Preserving the Harvest
    If you find yourself with more vegetables than time, here are a few of the super-quick, after-work solutions for saving some of summer's bounty for cold winter days.
  • How to Cook Potatoes
    How to choose the best cooking techniques for the variety you have.
  • Make Your Own Pesto
    If basil is part of your herb garden,make pesto part of your pantry with these recipes.
  • How to Make Roasted Tomatoes
    A simple technique brings out flavor in the backyard harvest.
  • Making Pepper Jelly
    Preserving in jars is simple and foolproof.
  • Cocktail Gardening
    Drinks made with just-picked herbs, fruit, and vegetables as flavorings and garnishes are the toast of the summer party season.
  • Savory Tarts
    Great recipes for savory tarts, made with garden-fresh ingredients. Tarts include: Tarragon-Carrot Tart, Caramelized French Onion Tart and Roasted Vegetable Tart.
  • Capture Vibrant Flavors in an Herb Garden
    Simple syrup is an important component to many cocktails because it adds sweetness without the grit of sugar. Also great for making homemade sodas.
  • Soups
    Spring and summer harvests make for great for salads, but nothing enhances the flavor of a fall bounty like soup.
  • Recipes for the Apple Baker
    Baked apples are comfort food—simple, old-fashioned treats that are easy to make, and healthy, too.
  • A Guide to Making Pickles, Sauerkraut and Other Fermented Foods
    Learn how to make your own pickles, sauerkraut and other preserved foods. Specially designed crocks make it easy.
  • Recipes for Pickles, Sauerkraut and Kimchi
    Step-by-step instructions for delicious pickled and fermented foods.
  • Make Your Own Chutney
    One of my favorite “preserves” is an easy and delicious chutney, using a recipe from my mother-in-law, Brenda, who lives in Bath, England. Chutney is a staple over there and my English husband and I make vats of “Mum’s Chutney” to use throughout the year.
  • Make Your Own Hot Sauce
    As the weather turns cooler, preserve some of summer’s heat by making your own spicy condiments. By choosing the right peppers, spices and vinegars, it’s easy to create a range of flavors: from a fruity tropical fire to a slow, smoky burn. Start with our Hot Sauce-Making Kit, and you can bottle a sauce that’s exclusively yours.
  • Make Goat Cheese at Home
    Making your own chevre is easy when you start with the Deluxe Cheese-Making Kit, which contains almost everything you need. Just add goat's milk.