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?
This is a traditional South Indian pickle, to be served with yogurt rice. Yogurt rice is just that: yogurt, and rice. The pickle is very salty, tangy, spicy, is rounded out by the umami of the tomato. A nice way to use green tomatoes en masse.
Applesauce made with roasted apples, and seasoned with Chinese five-spice powder: the easiest applesauce ever made. The roasting causes the apples to caramelize deliciously.
Taqueria-inspired carrot and jalapeno pickles gussied up with rainbow carrots. The jalapenos are from my garden -- and still going strong. (It's been a very warm fall.)