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?
A different take (with black mustard seeds!) on spicy, pickled green beans from DYI Delicious.
When you have too many carrots all at once pickling can be your savior!
The flavors are savory and sharp but still complement the beet. Lovely directly out of the jar and in salads.
You haven't lived until you try Linda Ziedrich's mom's addictive spiced pickled prunes. Ziedrich is a canning guru, the author of "The Joy of Pickling" and "The Joy of Jams." I had the pleasure of interviewing her at her farm in Scio, Oregon.