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?
Concord grapes are ripening! Here's a photo essay "how to" with a traditional grape jam recipe. Sweet!
A simple process to preserve butter for room-temperature storage and to increase the smoke point for high-heat use.
Make your own mouthwatering beef jerky in the oven or dehydrator and skip all the preservatives and expense. Don't fight over the last piece- you can always make more.