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?
This is a recipe for a small batch of okra refrigerator pickles and a Creole-style spice blend that is also great rubbed on chicken, grilled meats, in soups and stews, and on other vegetables.