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?
Don't throw your apple scraps away! You can make a super-simple wild yeast cider with them. Just three ingredients will give you a fun science experiment and (practically) free drinks!
Lightly boozy, heavily flavorful fruit cocktail converts sugar into an almost-wine in the blink of an eye. My favorite, indulgent way to use the summer fruit harvest. Put it on ice cream. Die happy.
Making wild vinegar is really neat, but what happens when you use that up and it's not cider pressing season yet? I tested out a theory using store-bought, pasteurized cider and the "gunk" left in my raw cider jar. Did it work? "Mother" says yes!