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?
Two ridiculously easy ways to extend summer: make melon and peach jam. Can them if there's anything left after you've finished sticking your spoon in the saucepans.
Wild mulberries plus sugar, fruity red wine and cardamom come together to make a quick (and addictive, and versatile) compote.
Simple puckery goodness is homemade lemon curd, made even better with Meyer lemons.
Do you plant carrots when the dandelions bloom? Some swear by the ancient study of phrenology, which tells us to watch nature's cues for when and what to plant and reap.
A lip-smacking, mouth-puckering, utterly addictive early 20th-century recipe that calls for rhubarb. But not in a pie.
Spring flowers are pretty, and pretty yummy. Here are a handful that are blooming now.