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?
Smoked chorizo wrapped in pork wrapped in bacon. And then more smoked pork and smoked salmon on the side at www.leavemetheoink.com.
Pickled beets turn this formerly reviled vegetable into a welcome salad addition.
Most pickled beets I find are much too vinegary, hiding rather than enhancing the naturally sweet flavor of the beets. My mother has a way of preparing pickled beets that is truly delicious, complementing the sweetness without overpowering it.