Rosa’s Friendship Sauce • ½ cup best olive oil • 1 cup of finely chopped onions • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic (even more, if you prefer) • salt, to taste • fat pinch red pepper flakes (or a few fresh or dry chiles) • handful of...

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Autumn Olive Simple Syrup

Place berries in a non-reactive pot with plenty of room to spare. Cover with one inch of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer 30 minutes. Run them through a food mill (along with water) or mush the berries...

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Spiced Grapes

The technique is simple and allows for a much richer flavor and better sweet/sour balance than your run-of-the-mill grape jelly. We make it with both wild and cultivated grapes and wonder why on earth it ever went out of style....

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