I recently came into contact with a terrifying Yukon beast: Mus musculus, the house mouse. After the encounter, I contacted everyone I knew, in complete panic. 

Kosher and authentic sea salt will also work in place of pickling salt.

Rubber gloves are handy things to have around, for cleaning up after mice or cutting up spicy peppers. My first ever canning project was jalapeno jelly, for which I cut up a pound of jalapenos without wearing gloves. The jelly turned out beautifully, but I had capsaicin burn up to my elbows for days after. So save your skin – wear gloves when handling spicy peppers.

You got this – any recipe (or mouse) that crosses your path!