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?
Pickling seems to intensify the heat of jalapenos in this opportunistic recipe for pickled okra. The opportunity for fresh okra is limited in these parts so making a jar or two when possible is just good sense.
Mustard Pickles remind me of my great grandma. She used to make all kinds. A deliciously old-fashioned and frugal concoction, they preserve and liven up over abundant produce during the summer season.
This is the recipe that makes me yearn for our zucchini plants to over-produce.
Regular pickles just not spicy enough for you? Check out this recipe that takes advantage of a garden full of habañero peppers.
My 80+ year old grandfather, the pickiest eater of our family, informed me that these pickles reminded him of his youth.