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Thank you so much for the recipe, I cannot wait to try this!
Is this your friend's recipe?


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PICKLED PUMPKIN

4# PEALED AND DICED PUMPKIN (USE PIE PUMPKIN)
5 C WHITE SUGAR
5 C WHITE DISTILLED VINEGAR
4 CINNAMON STICKS
15 WHOLE CLOVES

PUT PUMPKIN IN A LARGE BOWL. BOIL INGREDIENTS FOR 5 MINUTES AND POUR OVER DICED PUMPKIN. LET STAND 8 HOURS OR OVER NIGHT.

STRAIN LIQUID INTO LARGE POT, BOIL FOR 5 MINUTES LEAVING A FEW BITS OF CINNAMON STICKS AND CLOVES FOR DECORATION. ADD PUMPKIN AND BOIL FOR 5 MINUTES. TRANSFERE INTO PINT JARS, WATER BATHE FOR 10 MINUTES, GIVE IT SOME TIME FOR PICKLE TO PENETRATE BEFORE EATING.

I AM ADDING A JAR OF PICKLED PUMPKIN IN MY GOODIE BAGS AT CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR. I ALWAYS TRY TO COME UP WITH SOMTHING DIFFERENT EACH YEAR, I AM ALSO INCLUDING CHERRY/ZZUCCINI AND GREEN PEPPER JAM.

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I was thinking the same thing, please do share the pickled pumpkin recipe. I was hearing somewhere about pickled pumpkin, but no further recipe was given with the information I was reading.

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I've never heard of pickled pumpkin. Please, share 'your' recipe if you can.
Sometimes people ask for a specific recipe & then won't use it, especially if it sounds like a lot of trouble, but I would very much appreciate if you could share this one. I'm not a big fan of pumpkin but have always heard that it is good for you and to make pickled pumpkin sounds interesting and also would be fun to give it a try.
Thank you :-)

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Well girls, I certinally enjoyed reading ALL the messages concerning watermelon rinds! I have made watermelon pickles for years, I don't have my recipe handy but it calls for tumeric which makes the pickles "yelowish". I am always one that likes to stir the pot, as they say. I will add a new twist to things. As a first, I am making pickled pumpkin. I was talking to an old friend of mine and he told me his mother used to make pickled pumpkin. That was a long time ago when he lived in Germany. I am going to surprise him and deliver a jar on his porch step. Just thought it would be fun. Missnuggy

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I prefer the ground cinnamon instead of using the cinnamon sticks. It seems like the ground cinnamon makes them more like candied watermelon rind. the cinnamon stick makes it more like a sweet pickle.

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When I was a young mother I made the candied sort of watermelon pickle. we liked it ok, because of the spices but my mom LOVED it. LOL she said she didn't want any more cause she would eat the whole jar at on sitting.

I'll have to try using them as other styles of pickles, I'm diabetic and not really interested in candied rinds. thanks for the recipes.

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I will post that one and another on Wednesday. I'll start a new thread. Today we are taking off to hike around Lake Geneva and spend the night at a B&B - retirement present from our sons and their wife/girlfriend!
Feel free to remind me to do this....


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Jet - please do post the recipe and my labs appreciate you thinking about them.

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Oohhhh, that sounds delicious! Please do post the recipe.

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Laurieannie, at least your dogs like healthy food. Ours was more interested in snausages (disgusting sausage flavored dog treats).
In a few weeks I will buy 8-12 pounds of cranberries at the farmers market and freeze them. Throughout the year I cook them down, make cranberry juice, and then try to come up with something clever for the remaining cranberry mush. One thing I've done is a cranberry/orange/pecan conserve that we like quite a bit. I'd be happy to post the recipe here, if any of you are interested.
I'm thinking that now I have another option - I'll mail them to LaurieAnnie's pups!
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Oh yeah, I am glad you like it! I am glad others can enjoy the recipe.

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OK Jet - after reading your description of waiting for the pickles, I may have to go buy a watermelon just to give this a try. I got a pumpkin and roasted it the other day and made a soup out of half of it and froze the rest. I put the pumpkin skin in the compost and our yellow lab got into it late afternoon and eat every bit of it. Every time I cook a winter squash I should just bring the skins out to the dogs, they love it.

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I love them! I couldn't stand the suspense ( hmm, think this relates to my weight issues?) and so I opened a jar. I imagine after a few days they will taste even better. Yes, the liquid is very dark, especially since I used half brown sugar and cider vinegar. I might try honey next year. Or next week. I'll bet we'll still have watermelons at the market. Funny, I've gotten so accustomed in the past year or two to buying all my fresh stuff at the farmers market that I don't even think about going to the grocery store for produce. That will all change sometime in early November in Wisconsin.
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I used ground cinnamon on my first batch and thought it was just fine. especially if you are a cinnamon fan! :) It just makes a more dark brown syrup. I did get cinnamon sticks for my other batches just because I wanted to take a qt size jar up for a family get together. And I thought a more clear syrup might be more pleasing to the eye?

Oh, I hope you like them! I know I do.

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My watermelon pickles are in their water bath, and they sure smell good! I ended up with enough rind for a batch and a half, however a batch and a half was not quite enough of the liquid. I did not have cinnamon sticks, and I don't like cloves so for my batch and a half I substituted one teaspoon ground cinnamon, about one quarter tsp ground allspice, and about one half tsp ground cardamom. I did use lemon slices. I did not include them in the jars.
I can't wait to try these!

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Laurieannie I laughed out loud at your description of all the ways nothing goes to waste with you. We have no pets, so we composted a lot. However here in the chilly northern lands watermelons are still growing, or at least are still available at the farmers market. So if my old head can remember, I may just pick one up Saturday and try this recipe!


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This does sound good and I can't believe all of the watermelon rind that I have thrown into the compost pile this year. Of course it all did not stay there as my labs like to eat the melon to the green part and what they don't get the turtles like to eat. Nothing ever goes to waste around here, but the pickles would have been fun to do. I will have to get a melon and give these a try. Thanks for sharing.

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that is great!

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I think they are settling in pretty well. They are both working pretty hard, but I know he's said they've found a few restaurants they love. He can bike to work, with three possible routes. We will see them at a wedding later this month, and hopefully go visit them ourselves late in October.
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I am new to canning this year, so yes, it is easy and tasty! I have already done this recipe twice and plan to do more soon. I can't wait to share some with my family when I go to visit in a few weekends. I am hooked.

btw... how is your son liking Ohio?

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Thanks much for sharing this. It sounds tasty, and a littles less intense than some of the recipes!


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I wanted to share the recipe I used, and I really liked it! It is sweet, slightly tangy and or tart (still can't decide), and crunchy. I think I got this recipe from "Pickles & Relishes" by Andrea Chesman.

Watermelon Rind Pickles (should make 3 pt)

1 large watermelon
1/2 C pickling salt
2 qt water
3 C white or brown sugar
2 C white or cider vinegar
1 lemon, thinly sliced (I didn't have any so I used 1 TB lemon juice)
2 to 4 cinnamon sticks
1 tsp allspice berries
1 tsp whole cloves

Remove the skin & the pink flesh from the rind. Cut the rind into 1 inch cubes or slices. You should have 8 cups. Soak the chunks overnight in a brine mixture of salt & water. Drain and rinse well. Put the watermelon rind into a pot and cover with fresh water to simmer until tender. Drain.
Make a syrup of sugar, vinegar, lemon, and spices (tie up spices in a cheesecloth bag). Simmer for 5 minutes. Add the rind and cook until its clear. Pack the rind into clean, hot jars and fill with syrup. Leave 1/2 inch headspace. Process in a boiling-water bath for 10 minutes.

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oh thank you sooooo much! I will definitely give this a try.

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RMREEVESOLIS,
I have been canning watermelon rind pickles for the past 5 yrs.
I had only tasted the 'candied' watermelon rind pickles in the past and never liked them. When I decided to can them, I checked out all the recipes I could find, and tried several I found and finally decided on using a recipe for 'Icicle Pickles' for canning the watermelon rind.
I followed it and used the hot bath for the canning part after preparing the pickles.
I can never keep enough for my family as they are always gone before the cold weather comes. Even people that never liked pickles or watermelon before, love these.
Try this recipe below, it is not the exact one I use (I am away from my recipes at this time)
but it is similar except I don't use a whole box of spices, probably a little more than a half as I don't like them too spicy. Do not use a fork, metal spoon, or poke holes in them, make sure you use a wooden spoon throughout the process. I do not boil the rind after the 1st time, only the juice or syrup and make sure it is boiling when you pour over and the day you can them, cover completely with the boiling syrup/juice making sure you leave about an inch or so at the top. Also, you probably need to shorten the days in the process. Try to shorten the process days to 10 and see how it works.
Enjoy.


ICICLE PICKLES
2 gallons cucumbers, cut lengthwise
1 pt. salt (canning salt)
1 gal. boiling water
1 tbsp. alum
2 qts. vinegar
8 pts. sugar
1 sm. box pickling spice (tied in cheesecloth)

Day 1: Slice 2 gallons cucumbers lengthwise; put in stone crock. Add 1 gallon boiling water and 1 pint canning salt. Let stand covered with a kitchen towel towel for 1 week. Stir well each day.
Day 8: Drain. Cover with boiling water.

Day 9: Drain. Cover with boiling water and add 2 tablespoons alum.

Day 10: Drain. Mix 2 quarts vinegar and 8 pints sugar and add pickling spice (in your cheesecloth). Bring to a boil and pour over cucumbers.

Day 11: Drain syrup off cucumbers and re-boil. Pour over cucumbers.

Day 12: Same as day 11.

Day 13: Same as day 11.

Day 14: Pack pickles in jars. Pour boiling mixture over pickles; seal jars.

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The commercial jar has a sweet tart effect in it. Mom would add a few cubes to the Thanksgiving Day feast selection. It is much like a sweet pickle. With variations of spicing of a recipe it can taste more like a bread and butter pickle. Some of the classics recipes have a heavy clove note I do not care for. Last time I made some the texture had a nice crunch. I worked with the small pint jars. I left a millimeter of red for color accent and it was attractive. The time it takes to peel of the hard green is helpful to create flavor though each whole cube. The cubes at jar filling time are very soft and fall apart so scoop up the sections instead of using tongs or piercing each piece with a fork. Leaving the green on does hide some of the pickling taste and takes longer to chew.
Good going, this food is delicious summer and winter. I hack away at a whole fruit, put the sweetest center into thick slices and freeze like a pop sickle.

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Oh, that's useful. I was thinking that the green part is awfully tough!

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Most of the recipes I've seen have you peel the green outer rind off and trim the pink remains to nothing - what you're pickling is the white part -

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GREBJACK . . . according to the website referenced earlier . .

"With regard to the nutrition of watermelon rind, there are many benefits to eating it. It contains large amounts of citrulline, an amino acid that has many health benefits. Watermelon rind is also rich in vitamin C, beta carotene, and lycopene. The rind also contains smaller amounts of vitamin A, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, and even Zinc. It is also known that the more yellow the inside of the watermelon flesh and rind are, the more nutritious it is. So if you can, go out of your way to buy yellow flesh watermelon, as you will be getting the most nutrients and vitamins for your money's worth. We hope that our website will help dispel some of the false rumors about watermelon rind, and that more people will enjoy all of the benefits gained by eating it."

hmmm . . interesting!


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Greetings from a wannabe (and former) Ohioan.

I'm curious - is watermelon rind nutritious? Am I missing out by tossing it in my compost pile? It's green...

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Thanks guys! I will share the info. Andy (my kid) grew up here in Wisconsin and Andrea (his wife) grew up in Minnesota, so even after 9 years in California, they are Midwesterners at heart, so are happy to be coming back to somewhere that is a (long) drive home instead of a minimum of two flights. I don't even have their address yet - bad mom, eh?
I will definitely share the food/shopping info.

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wow, that might be a culture shock from San Diego to Dayton! LOL I really like this area and I am a "transplant" from near the Chicagoland area. Yeah, Debbie, 30 miles is probably a good guess.
Oh, I have to mention if your son and his wife are into food, international/exotic food, healthy food, beer, wine, etc. then they HAVE to go to Jungle Jim's International Market in Fairfield, OH. They have everything!!! It will be so worth the drive for them to check it out. It is like no other grocery store. Maybe a 45-50 minute drive from Dayton? Thankfully I only live 5 minutes away.

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JET150- Rachel and I are very close to Dayton. 30 miles, maybe? I went to school at University of Dayton for a while. If your son needs anything, you let me know!

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This has nothing to do with preserving, but I noted the mention of Ohio, and have to throw in that my son and his wife are starting the long trek from San Diego to Dayton, Ohio while we type. He's got a post doc at Wright State.

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My husband and I ate at the Golden Lamb once and it was nice. I will definitely have to keep that in mind if I come up that way in the near future!

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no deer. I have a small, fenced-in yard in a suburb area. Someday I will hopefully live in a rural area again. However, I do have an eggplant theft! I am getting pissed about that. I am certain it is one of our MANY squirrels.

I will definitely share what I end up doing with the watermelon rind and give my reviews. I am sure I will have plenty of rind to experiment with soon.

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Rachel - If you ever get over this way, our little "Ohio's Oldest Inn", the Golden Lamb serves pickled watermelon rind. I'm not a fan of pickles, but I like it!

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RMREEVESOLIS,
You must not have any deer if you have 10 watermelons. lol.
I tried growing them last year and the deer loved them :(

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That makes a lot of sense. I have made a few things from my canning books that we just don't care for. I did look in my few books, and they just listed sweet pickles.
Good luck with your search, and please let us know if you find something you like.
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I had purchased 6 watermelon starts for $0.50 and it looks like I am going to get a lot of watermelons! I already have about 10 good size fruit on them!

thanks for that website. I did come across that earlier. I didn't know there was so much you could do with a watermelon rind! It had no reviews on recipes and I was hoping to use someone's favorite recipe if possible.

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7/31/11 9:06 P

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www.watermelonrind.com/

This site has recipes for all things watermelon rind! I didn't see a specific dill recipe, but it didn't look like they were all sweet either. I also came across a YouTube video claiming watermelon rind is more effective than Viagra. I didn't watch it, so I can't tell you more than that about it.
I'm glad you asked this question, since our CSA has a bumper crop of watermelons this year!

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cute poem.

Kakipopup - so it pretty much taste and has the same texture as a sweet cucumber pickle? Meaning I could probably do a dill pickle with it, if I prefer dill pickles over sweet, and use them in place of a cucumber pickle in sandwiches? hum.....


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www.cise.ufl.edu/~hsiao/verse/waterm
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Ever since I fell in love with this poem in high school, I've wanted to make watermelon pickles...but I never have. Maybe it's time, now that I'm retired!


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I did watermelon rind pickles one year - they were good, but I was the only one who ate them - I couldn't even give them away because people couldn't get over "watermelon rind". As I recall, they tasted like any other sweet pickle....

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I have seen several recipes on the internet to use the watermelon rind, but am not seeing any reviews or what it taste like. Does anyone Put Up watermelon rind? What is your favorite recipe?
thanks in advance.

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