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?
When you're drowning in summer squash (and/or if there's a hurricane on the way) make some emergency pickles. You won't regret it.
Pickled Chayote Slaw: A citrus-y cross between vinegar-dressed cole slaw & sauerkraut, but with chayote squash. Tart, a bit sweet, but still retaining a slightly crispy bite - very much like cabbage-style slaw or kraut. Great with sandwiches or BBQ.
When your summer squash plants explode, this recipe will help you turn it into bread and butter pickles.