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?
Ever thought of entering your preserves in a local fair or contest? Here are a few blue-ribbon tips.
Learn how to take advantage of the moon's gravitational pull when planting out your vegetables. It is also just a good primer to learn how to schedule plantings based off of your average frost dates.
I think most of us take solace in consulting our tried-and-true cookbooks on jams and preserves from time to time. Punk Domestics like to curl up with a cookbook or three; I got a few of their favorites.
Karen Solomon's book is a great resource for the budding or veteran DIY foodie. From bacon to butter, she's got a handle on it all.