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?
American lawyer-turned-freelance writer living in my ancestors' village in southern Italy since 2003 -- and loving every minute of reconnecting with my peasant roots.
I've never liked marmalade, but I *love* this homemade mandarin jam.
A subconscious scary cellar memory may have held me back from making preserves until now -- but I've conquered my canning fear with this homemade apple butter.