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?
No local cranberries in California, but no worries. Pomegranates stand in for a sweet-tart, hard-set jelly that resembles the stuff from a can you grew up with. (But you'll have to carve the ridges yourself.)
A holiday faux-cranberry sauce.