Since lockdown many of us have discovered the kitchen to be the most hopeful room in the house. Within the moments of fear, and uncertainty and loneliness as life has changed in dramatic ways we have also seen social media awash with triumphs in home cooking. Bringing a meal to the table or filling the pantry with homemade preserves are being experienced as acts of care, resistance and self sufficiency.
Cornersmith began pickling 9 years ago and it connected us to the food we eat more than we could have imagined. And now, at this difficult time, it is pickling again that is keeping us going as we get back into the kitchen to salt and brine the new autumn produce. So this week we want to encourage everyone to learn something new in their kitchens (may we suggest pickling!!!!), because even simple skills and small acts of hope can make a difference.
Today we''re sharing a few seasonal pickling recipes to get you started. Pickled ginger grapes to add to grainy salads, cheeseplates or to serve with roasted meats plus a very easy quick pickled red onion recipe to add zing to tacos, burgers, green salads and toasties.
And if you''re not a pickler, but love pickles we have new products on our shelves and online store for you to buy and eat straight out of the jar!