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Pickling All the Things!


So we had these pickling cucumbers. And these carrots. So pickling commenced.

I started out with this recipe and winged it from there.

I had pint jars, not quarts, so this recipe is per pint jar. You will have a little bit of leftover liquid at the end.

Ingredients for 5 jars

  • 4 large carrots
  • 5 pickling cucumbers
  • 2.5 tablespoons dill
  • 25 peppercorns
  • 5 teaspoons of minced garlic
  • 4 cups cider vinegar
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 tablespoons salt

First, wash your mason jars and tops. Rinse them very well, and let them air dry.


Next, wash your veggies.


Chop the ends off of the cucumbers, and slice into spears.


Peel the carrots, then chop them in half, using the jars as a guide. Slice them into spears.


Combine the apple cider vinegar, water, and salt in a large pot, and put on medium-high heat.

Then, add 1/2 TBS of freeze dried dill, 5 peppercorns, and 1tsp garlic to each jar.

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Load each jar full of cucumbers or carrots.


Notice that the pickling juice has come to a boil, whisk it to get all the salt dissolved. Pour the brine into each jar.

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When all the jars are filled, Carl informs me to walk away, and let them sit, and have all the air bubbles come out.


Come back, shake the jars, and walk away. When they have settled for a while, put the tops on, and put them in the fridge.


Check back in a few weeks for a taste test!


CSA: Week 4

There was no pickup for Thursday members last week, but Tuesday members got a share, so this week’s Thursday share was extra big, as will be a few others to make up the difference.


Week 4

Blueberries and Raspberries for the fruit, I chose red over black, because that’s the way I roll. Burrata for the cheese share.

That tomato would like you to know that it is really the english shelling peas that I was supposed to get the week before last. The farm delivered 1/6 as many as promised, and apparently had a huge rot problem, so those of us who didn’t get peas, got tomatoes this week.

Onions, carrots, cucumbers, snap peas, summer squash, and a head of lettuce round out the share. I see a lot of salads in our future this week.

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