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?
Root Simple is the name of a blog run by Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen, the authors of The Urban Homestead and Making It. They live in Los Angeles with 3 cats, 5 chickens and whole heck of a lot of plants. Their kitchen is always a mess.
A description of four ways to preserve prickly pear cactus pads (nopales in Spanish): drying, pressure canning, pickling and freezing with links to two ways to preserve the fruit.