Friday, September 3, 2010

Do You Make Homemade Pickles?

I made 12 quarts of homemade pickles the other day.

I don't have any experience canning. However, I do know, that the best canned peaches, and cherries I ever had, were canned by my hubby's Grandpa Percy.
Oh, and he could make the best homemade grape jelly in the world!

My mom never canned anything when I was growing up... "why can when you can buy it", she always says. I just shake my head.

Making homemade pickles was easy. I didn't even have to do that hot water bath thing - which was very cool!
I wish I could tell you how fabulous they taste, but I have to wait until Thanksgiving to try 'em.
Hmmmm patience...


Unknown said...

I don't, but my Grandmother did & it sure looks like you are on the right track w/ garlic & a red chili!

PCovi said...

Hehe...Mama canned everything and I used to say to her "can't we afford to buy food like other people?"
Poor Mama. I think your pickles look sooo yummy. You can't buy that taste anywhere.

Anonymous said...

Oh...and they are just SO beautiful. I enjoyed a few days in your beautiful city this week and thought of you! ;-)

Toocutedobs said...

Your pickles are lovely and I am sure they will be delicious as well. My mother canned everything and made all sorts of pickles from every sort of veggie and fruit. Pickled peaches, sweet dill pickles, pickled onions, pickled squash, etc. Did mention watermelon rind pickles? Told you! She pickled everything.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

My darling daughter just made pickles too! And, it was her first foray into canning. They are BEEEE-U-TI-FUL! Must be the same method...we can't eat them yet either.

I agree.... My BFF used to give me a jar of peaches and pears for my birthday and Christmas. I'd hoard them and threaten anybody if they even looked at them. YUM! There is just nothing like them.

Have a great week.

Warm blessings,

Anonymous said...

Nice looking pickles. Quick question for you - if you did not process the jars in a boiling water hot bath, how did you process them? Or these cold pickles that you store in the refrigerator?