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?
Lye. Isn’t that drain cleaner? Yes, but it is also one of the best ways to cure green olives. A good lye cured olive, I have discovered, is uniquely smooth and luscious in a way that brine or water-cured olives can never be.