Friday, August 8, 2008

Home Grown Pickles...


Ok...there is no way I should be blogging right now.
I am busy getting ready for the weekend, but once again...I'm distracted.

So, we have a weird hillside in the back (front) of our house and I decided to grow my own pickles this year and see how it went. I also threw in some watermelon and corn too.
Well, I went out yesterday and low and behold, there were quite a few cukes already.
I made pickles 2 years ago, and ended up coming home with a 25 pound bag of cukes.
Oh my goodness...our house smelled of vinegar for the next month.
That was a job.
Well, I only had enough for 2 quarts. So I halved this recipe and went to making my pickles.
It takes a couple months to cure...so I don't know how they actually are...but they turned out pretty.
I can't do the water bath, but I'm very careful to sterilize, sterilize, sterilize...boil boil boil.
We are still eating the pickles from 2 years ago...check...I'm still hoarding them in my pantry.
I guess, I need to start sharing.

2 comments:

Kelly said...

I've been wanting to make pickles. We didn't have a chance to put in a garden when we moved into this house so it'll have to wait until next year. I'll trade you some jam for some pickles. :)

My Oh My said...

I thinks it's funny how a jar of pickles can be so pretty. My mouth is watering right now!