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?
Recipe for French-style cornichons pickles straight from the garden.
June is the time of year to gather green walnuts and make nocino, an Italian liqueur, or its French cousin vin de noix.
Buried under a bumper crop? Make pâte de fruits -- a jammy French candy -- from plums, blackberries, or any high-pectin fruit.