Category Archives: Pickling

How to Use Low Temperature Pasteurization for Pickles

Jars of Pickles

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SHARE THIS PAGE: We recently hosted a canning class taught by Marisa McClellan of Food in Jars. The hands-on canning class, at Fillmore Container, focused on low temperature pasteurization. For those of you that are following along with the Food in Jars Mastery Challenge, this month’s challenge is all about Low Temperature Pasteurization,  What is low […]



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Win a Mrs. Wages Refrigerator Pickle Pack

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SHARE THIS PAGE: It’s pickle season! If you are enjoying a bumper crop of cucumbers, and want to add more variety to your pickling, we’ve got you covered with a Refrigerator Pickling Giveaway! If you aren’t familiar with Mrs. Wages, they make a HUGE variety of canning mixes for pickles, salsa, tomato sauce, ketchup, jams, […]



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Homemade Shrubs or Drinking Vinegars – Cold Process

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Last week, we shared a recipe for this amazing Black Cherry Shrub and were so floored by the ease of making them and pleased with the flavor results that we’ve tried a few more variations. That Black Cherry version that we made spent some time on the stove in order to speed […]



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Quick Pickling for the Holidays

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Pickling isn’t just for summer time! Looking to add something crunchy to your relish trays at the upcoming Holiday gatherings, or even to share with your neighbors? Grab some cucumbers or other veggies and get pickling! Quick Pickles, AKA Refrigerator Pickles are stored in the refrigerator, so there isn’t any need for […]



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What to do with very large cucumbers – Cucumber Relish!

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Super large cucumbers are often hard to transform into crispy pickle spears, and are often quite seedy, but still have much potential! I recently had some very large cucumbers. My initial plan was to pickle them, but their seedy nature was making that difficult. So, we changed things up a little. After […]



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5 Tips for Crispy Pickles

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SHARE THIS PAGE: We don’t all have the space in our refrigerators to be squirrelling away “Refrigerator Pickles” to last us the year. Some recipes call for a “pickling agent”, but if you’re adverse to that, or if you really want to increase your crispy odds, here are some tips and recipes that should keep […]



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Quick Pickled Green Beans and Lemon Cucumber

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Our CSA share has been plentiful with green beans. We’ve been enjoying them a variety of ways; sautéed with coconut oil; in one of our favorite chicken casseroles; and even crunching on them raw. However, on the eve of a weekend away I realized there was a lonely bag of green beans […]



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Quick Pickling Recipes

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SHARE THIS PAGE: This week’s CSA share included some new plant foods for our family. I’m drawn to the heirloom botanicals and intrigued by the sometimes odd looking “fruits”.  My friend Melissa (who runs the True Vine CSA)  was amused by my excitement over the interesting items – lemon cucumbers and some very large, long […]



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Fermenting with Phickle and ReCAPS

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SHARE THIS PAGE: We first paired up with Phickle, our fermenting friend, when she shared an amazing Asparagus Pickle recipe on our blog.  Today, she is making Sunchoke Pickles and telling us how handy ReCAPs are for fermenting. ReCAPs and fermenting, you ask? Well, ReCAPs have a hole intended for a bung and airlock and […]



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How to Pick a CSA and Get the Most Out of Your Share

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SHARE THIS PAGE: The growing season is upon us and that means it’s time to sign up for a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). Becoming a member of a CSA is a great way to get access to local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Here’s how it works: A farmer (or group of farmers) offers […]



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