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?
Last summer, we finally had a bumper crop of blackberries. I sent the boys out with Hubby-san to pick some berries for a pie, and they came back with FIVE baskets full of purple goodness. I made the pie, then made pie filling. Delicious!