Dill Pickles

Dill Pickles 0

INGREDIENTS

Dill Pickles
  • 5 1/2 ounces pickling salt, approximately 1/2 cup
  • 1 gallon filtered water
  • 3 pounds pickling cucumbers, 4 to 6-inches long
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon dill seed
  • 1 large bunch dill
 
  • Chef Maryam Ghargharechi
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Pickled Peaches

Pickled Peaches 0

INGREDIENTS


Pickled Peaches
Makes 2 quarts
  • 3 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups white vinegar
  • 14–16 medium peaches, peeled
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 1 1-inch piece ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
 
  • Chef Maryam Ghargharechi
  • Tags: DIY
Strawberry Jam

Strawberry Jam 0

INGREDIENTS

Strawberry Jam
  • 1.8kg small whole strawberries
  • juice of 3 lemons
  • 1.84kg jam sugar (not to be confused with preserving sugar)
  • knob of butter
 
  • Chef Maryam Ghargharechi
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Beef Stock

Beef Stock 0

INGREDIENTS

Beef Stock
SERVINGS: MAKES 2 QUARTS
  • 5 pounds veal or beef marrow bones
  • 4 peeled carrots
  • 4 celery stalks
  • 2 halved peeled onions
  • 1 halved head of garlic
  • ½ bunch flat-leaf parsley stems
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon black peppercorns
  • Chef Maryam Ghargharechi
  • Tags: DIY
Chicken Stock

Chicken Stock 0

INGREDIENTS

Chicken Stock

  • 1 chicken carcass, broken into chunks to easily fit in your pot - can be raw but this is a great way to use the bones after you roast a chicken
  • 2 medium onions, quartered (you can leave the skin on)
  • 2 celery stalks, roughly chopped
  • 2 carrots, roughly chopped
  • 1 head of garlic, cut in half (no need to peel the cloves)
  • ½ teaspoon peppercorns
  • Optional: 1 rosemary branch, a few sage leaves, a few sprigs of thyme
  • Chef Maryam Ghargharechi
  • Tags: DIY
How To Make Simple Syrup

How To Make Simple Syrup 0

It’s funny how many at-home mixologists never make their own simple syrup and instead reach for honey or agave. While these golden nectars certainly have their place, they can significantly affect the taste and color of the cocktail. The translucent simple syrup is the pure sweetener and a must have for modern drink making (and it’s crazy easy to make, thus the name). You’ve put this off long enough. Time to batch some up.  

How To Make Simple Syrup

  • Chef Maryam Ghargharechi
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