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Vim + Vinegar

Who doesn’t love a good sour, mouth-puckering pickle or a sweet summer strawberry jam just like Mom used to make? This is where you’ll find the best recipes for preserving what Mama Earth gives us. I love to pickle, can, and preserve just about anything (and it’s a whole lot easier than you might think). The recipes here will show you the ropes and hopefully inspire you to make the most of whatever you’re growing, buying at farmer’s markets, or getting in your local CSA crates.


an open-faced grilled beef shortib chopped sandwich with smokey pickled red onions and a twisted lemongrass dill pickled watermelon ribbon on top

Lemongrass Dill Pickled Watermelon Rind Ribbons (w/Spicy Option)

This is not your average pickled watermelon rind recipe — for starters, it’s not sweet like most, but instead, it’s dill-pickled with fragrant lemongrass, mustard seed, dill, and garlic (and in select jars we’ve even added a delicious spicy component and a few poppy seeds). At first thought, this may […]

sliced magenta-pink colored red onions in a vinegar based brine inside a stainless steel pot with a sealed Mason jar to the left holding freshly pickled julienned carrot slices

Smoky Quick Pickled Red Onions (refrigerator pickles)

These pickled red onions add a delicious crunchy smokiness to all kinds of dishes and they’re incredibly simple to make (especially perfect for beginner picklers). Seriously tasty and ready in minutes they’re the best sour crunchy pickle toppers for homemade bacon-wrapped or grilled hotdogs, cheeseburgers, veggie burgers, tacos, Cubano sandwiches, […]

tomato stained orange vinaigrette with herbs in a glass Weck Jar on top of a decorative vintage tray with pink flowers, green leaves, and green and cream colored background

Summer Starburst Vinaigrette (a favorite salad dressing)

Freshly squeezed Sicilian lemon juice and baby Datterino grape tomatoes make up the base of this delicious vinaigrette recipe.  Add in a few fresh herbs, a little sweet onion, some dijon, honey, and extra virgin olive oil and you’re on your way to one of the best salad dressings you’ve […]