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?
If you live in the West, you have access to all the wild pine nuts you'll ever need -- and these nuts won't give you 'pine mouth.' But be warned: Pine trees do not give up their treasures lightly.
Nasturtiums taking over the garden? Brine and pickle the seed pods for some homemade "capers." Photo by Scott Davis; recipe at NPR's The Splendid Table.
Quick and easy, these pickles have a surprisingly complex and intriguingly spicy flavor. From Sunset.
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