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July 27, 2020 - i believe it has been the hottest day of our summer so far !!

Monday, July 27, 2020

It's a HOT ONE !! No Doubt !! I have retreated to our little office on the second floor, which has an air conditioner, but when I got up this morning and went downstairs to our kitchen, hubby was all ready to help me make the bread and butter pickle chips that I have been talking about making since last week. He had the sugar all measured out, the gallon of vinegar that I had bought at Agway on Sat out, opened, and ready to go. We got out bowls, both of our Mother's old "canning kettles", and the food processer for slicing the cukes --- of which by the way were all grown in our garden. Got the brine made, processed the cukes as the heat in the kitchen increased. Got the 12 pint jars washed, dried and back in water to warm. Once jars were warm, got the jars packed with chips, brine ladeled into jars, sealed and put into the water bath to boil for 12 minutes --- the temp outdoors kept increasing to what i saw as a high of 99 degrees by the time we were done ---- about 88.5 in the kitchen (we do NOT have air conditioning - only window A/C units on our 2nd and 3rd floors). HOT. But success was had and we now have 12 pints of bread and butter pickles -- perhaps some of which may end of becoming Christmas gifts. I saw a recipe for Pickled Cauliflower today too --- my sister and I both LOVE pickled cauliflower --- hummmm -- may be another pickling session going on soon in our kitchen -- but on a cooler day --- and after some additional pint jars are purchased and 2 heads of cauliflower from the store -- that is one veggie I did not grow !! ENJOY !!
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    Those pickles sound delicious!!! I have not eaten pickled cauliflower...but I do love pickled okra. emoticon Growing up in the country, my parents always canned or froze the produce from the garden. Living in the city, I mostly freeze the produce from our small garden. I did not think to pickle the okra from this years garden..I do have lots of frozen okra and cornmeal mixed together to fry up.
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    WOW Laurie!! That's such HARD WORK!! We hit 91 today and to me that was ENOUGH!! But in just 3 weeks, it'll start to get colder. LOL That's how I am getting thru this!!!

    Oh you took me back to when I was growing up. Though we lived in the city, it was the part of the city that our yards were quite big. We had quite the garden. My Mom LOVED making pickles and the house smelled so VERY GOOD!! TY TY TY For the walk down a wonderful memory lane. Me? I am to lazy to do that!! Though I LOVED snapping the beans, and doing the peas etc. Have you ever made mustard pickles? I didn't like them, but I LOVED LOVED LOVED the smell of them cooking.
    130 days ago
    Oh, wow, that's a hubby to keep! I wish we could taste through the internet. That sounds super Yummy. Well done!
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  • RAVEN145
    Sounds like you had a fun day
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