We have never tried any sort of pickling or canning, but I have been feeling the urge to branch out. Since April, I have been carrying around a “perfect pickle” recipe which was featured Country Living Magazine (April 2010). It actually comes from Judith Fertig’s recipe book Heartland. I doubled the recipe.
The pickles are garlicky, but also have a sweetness. I broke it down and I figure there is about 1/2 cup of sugar for each 500 jar of pickles!
I used Ontario garlic. It was huge and flavourful.
According to the recipe the pickles can last 1 year in the fridge. We are already on our 3rd jar, so I don’t think there is any chance of holding out that long.
Have you tried pickling? If you have any easy recipes to share, please let me know. I am thinking about trying beets. I really love beets and one my daughters enjoys beet salad.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I am seeing the light on the basement project. It has been a good exercise. I did a very bad thing accumulating far too much fabric. I am going to make some resolutions about that. soon.
Today is July 29th. I am reflecting about 30 years ago when all the little girls on our sleepy street were up very very early to watch a certain princess. In my thrifty adventures last week, I found this tin commemorative plate. Perfect for the girls’ tea set.