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?
I roasted and then pickled sweet bell peppers and dried hot cayenne peppers in the wood oven I built.
Maple-smoked bacon made from scratch. (I even built the wood-fired oven it was smoked in.)