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?
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...)
Need any tips on straining or filtering all those home made liqueurs you are making for the holidays? A jelly bag is your best friend!
Trust a town of 2,800 souls to introduce me to a canning tool I've never seen in my 5 million-person metropolis!