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?
In the time of Plum Glut, here's some savoury and sour inspiration from salt, chili, ginger, and garlic-- Plum Kimchi, Plum Pickles and an everlasting, low-tech Umeboshi relation.
The plums might not be the right type, but the result is marvelous and 100 percent local.