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?
Having preserved herbs on hand is probably my favorite trick for everything I make. Most herbs have one particular method of preserving which suits them best, either drying, preserving in oil, freezing in oil, or preserving in apple cider vinegar.