Sunday, August 14, 2011
The Can Can
No, I'm not talking about that spicy French dance! I'm talking about preserving food! In particular, I'm canning pickles! I've made regular dill pickles, zesty dill pickles and hot dill pickles!
I'm feeling the need to make about 24 jars/quarts because my family, neighbors and some friends seem to like them and they want to know when they'll be ready . . . hmm, I"m thinking about hiding them . . . LOL!!!
Is there truly anything as good as homemade food? Anything as good as local produce? I feel like I'm capturing summer in a jar! It makes me smile in January to open up one of these jars, especially when there's snow up to my eyeballs in my yard!
Here's my first case of pickles! I've begun work on the second case! Let me know if you want any! LOL!!! I'm sure I can accommodate you! LOL!!!
My recipe came right out of the Ball Blue book of canning. If you'd like the recipe let me know and I'll send it along to you! Below are a few links that I thought you'd enjoy browsing, especially if you like home canning!
National Can It Forward Day
Ball's Fresh Preserving.Com