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?
I roasted and then pickled sweet bell peppers and dried hot cayenne peppers in the wood oven I built.
I drink the brine on this one. I kid you not. This is a super old-fashioned pickle so self consciously retro that it’s modern again—ready for its place on your Aunt Bitty’s relish tray alongside the three-bean salad and the pickled beets.
There are many kinds of pickled Chinese vegetables, but this is a refreshing sweet and spicy pickled Chinese cabbage made with aromatic Sichuan peppercorns.