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?
We rely on spices for flavor for a whole meal. The challenge, though, is to avoid the musty jars of commercially ground spices and mixes and instead start making our own at home. Grab your mortar and pestle and start pounding.
You've cleaned out the pumpkin, now what do you do with the seeds? An Egyptian side dish called dukkah, made with roasted seeds, nuts and spices.