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?
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!