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?
A refreshing summer jam, perfect for taking out of your cupboard in the darkest days of winter.
A late summer jam, perfect for using up the last of your peaches.
A different take (with black mustard seeds!) on spicy, pickled green beans from DYI Delicious.
I used orange juice for my version and a few strips of lemon zest. As it bubbled away on the stove for several hours, my entire house was encased in the smell of Fall.
My 80+ year old grandfather, the pickiest eater of our family, informed me that these pickles reminded him of his youth.