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?
I have a blog that recounts my adventures with jam-making! I also review jams produced by independent, artisanal jam makers. Visit me at http://www.jam-experiments.com
Grapefruit is certainly an acquired taste - but if you like grapefruit, you'll love how it tastes with lavender and honey.
Kumquat rind is sweet. I found a way to include the whole fruit in jam, together with the complementary flavor of cranberry. A delicious, not so sweet jam!
Here is a recipe for a delightfully seasonal jam! Cranberries and orange, with a good dose of cinnamon. A perfect winter jam.