Tuesday, July 30, 2013

2013 Pickles





I can't believe it's already the end of July and this is my first canning project of 2013.   I made these 19 jars, mostly pint and a half jars (a new size offered by Ball last year that I love for pickles) and some quarts.   I gave 3 jars away - 2 to Ellen for helping me and 1 to my neighbor Suzanne on her birthday.  I made my family's favorite recipe McClure's Pickles My Way.   I am hoping this will be enough to get us through the year. The one jar with the white lid was a Tattler lid, which is a reusable BPA free style lid.  I ran out of Ball lids midway through this canning effort.   These pickles were made from a half bushel box of small cukes.  It took about 3 hours to make on a cool Sunday afternoon - perfect for canning. 

I can't remember how many jars I made last year, but we just finished the last of them. Pretty soon it will be salsa time!

5 comments:

Kalamity Kelli said...

They are beautiful! My first canning was last week with strawberries I froze in May because I just didn't have time!

AndiWinslow said...

Those pickles look so good, I have always wanted to do some canning. I make red raspberry and strawberry jam but that is the extent. Maybe you could quide me in a recipe for hamburg relish. Hubby love what is store purchase, I'd like to make some. What I purchase is Howard's sweet pepper relish. Any recipes that you are aware of? Ingredient list on top is red peppers. Andi the wednesdaybaker

Anonymous said...

Never heard of "pickle Crisp" where do you purchase it?

Cynthia said...

sweet pepper relish - try this one: http://nchfp.uga.edu/how/can_06/hot_pepper_relish.html

I buy Pickle Crisp at Meijer here in Michigan, but most ACE hardware stores should have it. Also you can buy it online http://www.amazon.com/Ball-Pickle-Crisp-5-5-oz/dp/B003IOEWL8

Ramonita said...

Awesome!