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?
Here's a post I put up in 2009 for The Kitchn at Apartment Therapy on what to do if the fruit for your jam project is ripe and ready to go, but you just can't get it together for a full-on jam fest.