Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
A recipe for banana peppers quickly pickled with slices of beet for a vibrant color. This keeps many weeks in the fridge-no water bath canning required--and adds pretty color to sandwiches.
This two-day jelly recipe uses pectin from apples to set and features banana peppers. I call it "Golden Banana-Apple Sunrise Jelly".