Chiles in Escabeche

Escabeche has a fascinating history. The word originally comes from the Persian al-sikbaj, literally meaning “vinegar food”. After mingling with the Spanish, it eventually became part of the Spanish and …

Pickled Green Strawberries

When you think of preserving sweet fruits like strawberries, The most obvious is, well, preserves. Since that does not involve fermentation, that was a non-starter. WINE! I once watched Sandor …

Sicilian Green Olives

Last autumn, I got to pick some fresh olives from a friend’s trees! (I think they were Mission and maybe Arbequina varietals.) Some were green, some were black, and others …

Dill Pickle Powder (Seasoning)

Always looking for ways to preserve the harvest, I look at all the clever techniques we have developed: salting, canning, fermentation, freezing, dehydration, etc. Having spotted garlic dill flavored snacks …