Punk Domestics

Sean Timberlake is a professional writer, amateur foodie, avid traveler and all-around bon vivant. Sean lives with his partner, photographer DPaul Brown, in San Francisco.

Use Those Herbs!

Having an herb garden is great, when you need a pinch of this or that. But when the herbs go rangy and begin to bolt, it's time to hack them back and put them by. Here's a few applications for when you need to use your homegrown herbs by the hank ....more

Giveaway! Win Custom Jar Labels from Felix Doolittle

When it comes to labeling jars, I am often a minimalist. As in, I neglect to label them. At best, I'll print out some labels (like these bitchin' Punk Domestics labels, for example), but that's dependent on me remembering to buy ink for my seldom-used printer....more

What Are You Smoking?

Fire up the grill and bust out the wood chips. Summer is smokin' hot, and we've got a variety of hot smoking projects for your Smokey Joe. What are you smoking? ...more

We Can Pickle That: Cucumbers!

Summer is on -- time to cue the cukes! Pickling is the way to go for most of us, but we have a few other tricks up our sleeves for cucumbers. Sour PicklesOur friend lactofermentation gives cucumbers their characteristic tang ....more

Keen on Peaches

Peaches -- can there be a more perfect fruit? When these fuzzy friends are in season, you gotta get all over them. How many ways will you put up peaches this year? ...more

Going Ape for Apricots

Like sunshine trapped in a soft, fuzzy fruit, apricots are the ultimate harbinger of summer. Here's a bushelful of ways to make the most of them. Canned ApricotsCan up those fruits in syrup either light or heavy to have on hand for desserts to come ....more

Dandelions Are Dandy

Dandelions are more than mere weeds -- they're one of the more useful wild plants, and they're readily available in your backyard. Check out this list of projects to see why dandelions are just dandy. Dandelion WineRound up the troops to pick your pesky dandelions and turn those babies into out-and-out wine (with a little help from Father Fermentation) ....more

Review and Giveaway: Hip Girl's Guide to the Kitchen

I've spent more than my share of time in the kitchen, particularly over the past few years. Along the way, I've learned a thing or ten, tips and techniques that I've uncovered either by trial and error or by working with others with greater savvy than I. Being at ease in the kitchen is a skill that comes with time; none of us is born with the knowledge....more

Stuff It! DIY Sausage

Summertime is upon us, and it's time to bust out the grill and sear up some sausage. Making your own is easier than you think, and the rewards are worth the effort. Hot DogsStore-bought franks are snouts and .. ....more

Cherries Are the Bomb

Sweet or tart, cherries are the bomb, and the harbinger of stone fruit season. If you have more than you can simply pop in your mouth, here's a whole bushel of ways to put them up. Cherry JamJam up those cherries for a sweet spread that tastes of summer all year long ....more