Tag: pickles

Lemony Pickled Carrots

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on April 18, 2017 3 Comments
Lemony Pickled Carrots

Make a quick jar of pickled carrots for snacks and appetizers. The countdown is on. Soon, we will have fresh fruits and vegetables available for canning. But until then, we are filling our time making quick pickles. Pickled vegetables are a great way to jazz up your meals, especially in the late winter, early spring […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Pickling

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on October 3, 2016 0 Comments
Everything You Need to Know About Pickling

Ok, maybe not everything, but enough to fill your pantry! Now is the time to clean up the garden and get the pickling done. If you have never made pickles before, you are in for a nice surprise. Canning pickles is an easy project that allows more creativity than the same-old, same-old grocery pickle aisle […]

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Spiced Apple Rings

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on September 28, 2016 1 Comment
Spiced Apple Rings

Nostalgic for some tasty, old-fashioned treats? Start with spiced, candied apple rings. If you grew up in the 1950’s or 60’s you may fondly remember spiced apple rings. In an age when boxed spaghetti and sauce and brightly colored Kool-Aid® (with cyclamates!) were de rigueur, spiced apple rings held a special place, served with Sunday […]

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Pickled Skinny Beans

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on September 1, 2016 0 Comments
Pickled Skinny Beans

Skinny, purple filet beans are fun to grow and make an unusual pickle. Growing French Beans I have been growing these skinny purple beans for a few years now. Like most backyard green beans, they are easy to grow and quite prolific, so you get a lot of food for little work. But because they […]

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Planning Thanksgiving Dinner – The Actual Menu

Filed in Real Food, Uncategorized by on November 19, 2015 0 Comments
Planning Thanksgiving Dinner – The Actual Menu

Now that all the pre-planning is done, let’s choose an actual Thanksgiving menu! No matter which Thanksgiving dinner theme you have chosen, now is the time to decide exactly which items you will be serving. Meal Centerpiece: Due to tradition, and Norman Rockwell, this is usually a large golden baked turkey. However, there are other […]

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What to do with Large, Ripe Cucumbers

Filed in Grow Your Own Food by on November 4, 2015 2 Comments
What to do with Large, Ripe Cucumbers

Do you still have large, ripe cucumbers lurking in your garden? Don’t throw them away, make pickles. We had a beautiful October here in the Mid-Columbia, but the time has come to clean out the garden. Sadly. I have been concentrating on the late tomato harvest, but that is over. Now it’s on to green […]

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Sweet Pickles from Ripe Cucumbers

Filed in Canning and Preserving, Uncategorized by on November 3, 2015 13 Comments
Sweet Pickles from Ripe Cucumbers

Those huge, end-of-the-garden cucumbers make wonderful sweet pickles. Just follow this long-time family recipe. When I was a child in the 60’s and 70’s most meals at Nana’s house included homemade Russian Bear Pickles. The recipe had been passed down from Nana’s mother and was everyone’s favorite. But, as the grandchildren grew up and left […]

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Zucchini Relish

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on September 12, 2015 0 Comments
Zucchini Relish

“You can’t make relish, that’s something you buy at the store!” Words of disdain and unbelief from a young teen. Our nephew was visiting. His desired foods at age 13 were very limited. But, like most teens, he liked hot dogs. With relish. At least he liked hot dogs with relish until I broke out […]

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Tart and Sweet Book Review

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on September 5, 2015 0 Comments
Tart and Sweet Book Review

101 Canning and Pickling Recipes for the Modern Kitchen I recently purchased a copy of Tart and Sweet by Kelly Geary and Jessie Knadler. The book was published in 2010, but the great thing about books – cookbooks in particular – is that they never seem to grow old. That is why we happily pass […]

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What Is Pickling Salt?

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on August 29, 2015 0 Comments
What Is Pickling Salt?

Do you have to use special salt when making pickles? Here’s a canning question I am often asked; “What is pickling salt?” Basically, pickling salt is regular, everyday salt with NO additives. Most regular table salt, iodized or not, contains additives that keep the salt flowing smoothly. I am guessing it hasn’t always been this […]

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