JAM RECIPE :: Summer plum jam with fresh thyme + Riesling

Jam time! Jammy jam time! Summer called, and it wants you to make jam with all that sexy fruit at the farmer’s market. This summer plum jam is ideal with the little plums you find at the market in the summer, sometimes called Shiro. Read on to discover my REALLY EASY recipe that only take an hour to cook! Holy plums, that’s awesome.

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Laena McCarthy
FERMENTED HOT SAUCE RECIPE :: SMOKY SCOTCH BONNET + BOURBON PEACH

Did you know that some of your beloved classic American hot sauce brands are actually fermented?! This fermented hot sauce recipe is the bomb, a literal flavor, heat bomb. Beautiful smoky heat, delicious flavor, and yes, it’s good for you too! Find out why fermented hot sauce is a healthy food, and why your great-great-great-great-great grandpa made it this way too.

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Laena McCarthy
THE MUSTARD DIARIES | Part I: Sweetness in Europe

Did you know Pope John XII was so fond of mustard that he created a Vatican position of Grand Moutardier du Pape? True story. And how about the 10th century monks in France who had an active trade in mustard, the OG Grey Poupon? And those crazy Bavarians? They add apples and honey to their mustard. Read on!

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Laena McCarthy