Sunday, July 17, 2011

Canning Pickles

Here are a few shots of some of things I've been canning.  I have absolutely got to find someone to till up a garden in the back yard next year. Having all the produce around is driving me nuts. The problem is it's all in other people's gardens! I've gotten a few things from a produce stand in the next town, and a a batch of pickles from the cukes Uncle Charles brought me.
Bread and Butter Pickles  and
Squash Pickles from Uncle Charles

B&B and Squash up close
Pickled Green Tomatos and Rag Pickle Relish

I love the pickled green tomatoes, but I've lost my good recipe. This batch isn't very good; it's way too sour and too salty. Will have to tweak the recipe again.  This time I'll write it down instead of trusting my memory, which is a bad thing to do.

I'm putting most of these things up in 1/2 pint jars because we simply don't have enough people in the family to eat a whole pint jar without getting sick of them. I've also put up 5 1/2 jars of blackberry jelly from the blackberries the neighbors brought us. They're already downstairs so I doubt I'll get a picture of them.

I'd like to can tonight, but I'm giving my cut finger another day to heal. It's still taped to the popsicle stick and rather sore. no infection or anything. Not much swelling either. That's good!


madhyatmika said...

I love pickles, but only dill. Haven't had much exposure to non cuke pickles, but would love to try it some time. Canned pickles once, decades ago, but they didn't come out great.

Jola Gayle said...

I know. This is the biggest canning jag I've been on. There was one other one about 15 years ago, followed by a batch here and there. I'm keeping my fingers crossed on how well these turn out. I'll send you my green tomato recipe once I get it tweaked just right.

Max likes pickles; he just never wants to eat them. That's why all these are going in half-pint jars. I mean, how many pickles can one girl eat? Between Mom and me, I probably have enough to last years and years.