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Pickling All the Things!

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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.

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Next, wash your veggies.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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