Charmane, Sweet Pickles:1 bucket cucumber sticks,2 cups lime, 6 pounds sugar,1 gallon water, 2 quarts vinegar, 1 box pickling spice. Soak cucumbers in lime water overnight. Rinse well 3 times. Soak in cold water 3 hours.Boil vinegar, sugar & pickling spice, add cucumber sticks stirring often. Simmer for 1 hour.Put in jars and hot water bath for 20 minutes.
Bread & Butter Pickles:Slice 2 onions and place in bottom of gallon jug.Place sliced cucumbers on top of onions, packing as tight as possible. Mix together: 4 cups vinager, 4 cups sugar,1/4 cup salt,1 & 1/3 tsp. celery seed, 1 & 1/3 tsp tumeric, 1 & 1/3 tsp mustard seed. Boil for 3 minutes. Pour over cucumbers. Refridgerate for 5 days & they are ready. Hope this helps. Net
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Great to meet you, too, Charmane! I hope you can get your owm place soon, it sounds like you would really love your own garden! Do you make salsa, too? My hubby loves to make salsa. I'll look around for some pickle recipes. We had a dilled green tomato pickel recipe at one time. Something new to do with tomatoes the frost got. :)
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Hello my name is Charmane and I wante dto pop in and say hello.MY DH and I do alot of canning also. He freezes some of the vegetables. We can tomatoes,saurkraut (SP?),pickles and peppers. We have a dehydrater but haven't used it in a while. We are going on vacation this week but when we get back we will be starting our canning. My parents have a garden but we go to this vegetable stand that sells in bulk also this year we are going to a farm that will sell us bulk tomatoes. There just isn't enought that comes from my parents garden because they still can alot. We don't have a garden of our own because we rent right now and there just isn't any room. But we are in the process of trying to get out own house and if that happens we will have our own garden next year. MY DH loves to make his own sauce and I have to admit that it does taste good. Better than the jar stuff. Also I was wondering if you all had different receipes that we could exchange once in a while. My DH is looking for a Bread & Butter and a Sweet pickle receipe. If anyone could help me out I would affreicate it. Well got alot to do leaving for vacation on wednesday. Nice to meet you all.
I've done meat as part of my class but so far never on my own. Pressure canned a number of things but at this point the only thing that comes to mind is beans. Sure, you can just keep them in their dry form and cook from there but when you're busy having a can already ready to go is VERY helpful. Seems like there are other things but I guess my mind is at a blank for today!
Actually took a class and am now a certified Master Canner Food Preserver. Found a brand new dehydrator at a second hand store for $7 so just started dehydrating. Do a ton of canning (both water bath and pressure) and freeze too. We usually only eat in season so most anything you want to eat in winter needs to be preserved at some point... now if my 13 tomato plants would just start turning all those lovely tomatoes red...
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