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 tasty little tipple, or maybe some almond extract. Don't throw away those cherry pits, people!
Escoffier's recipe for apricot jam, and some information about apricot kernels: are they safe to eat or not?