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?
Fresh corn makes for a tasty chutney, along with yellow wax beans, green tomatoes and golden raisins. And Ball's hot jar mitt and OXO's corn cutter are great tools to have. With a nifty video.
Thinly slice fennel bulbs and sweet onion make a delightfully unusual relish.
A delicious jelly with sour cherries and the fragrance of rose.
Red currant jelly: frequently specified in recipes, rarely seen on store shelves. But all you need are some red currants, a jelly bag and a dream. And some sugar and a little no sugar pectin. (Ponder that koan while you cook the jelly...)