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Pickling up a Storm (or at least lots of veggies)

August 10th, 2017

Over the past week or two I’ve been pickling all sorts of things from the garden. At the moment, I have six different things in various stages in the pickling process. So far all the recipes are from the book, The Joy of Pickling by Linda Ziedrich. I’m making a few favorites and trying a few new and interesting things, like pickling nasturtium seeds and Iranian pickled onions with mint.

So far I’ve made:
Lower East Side Full Sour Dills (page 45)
Dutch Lunch Spears (page 91)
Cornichons a Cru (page 97)
Olive Oil Pickles (page 98)
Pickled Nasturtium Pods (page 165)
Sweet Gherkin Pickles (page 230)
Shallots or Onions Pickled with Mint (page 291)

Still on my list to make this summer:
Zucchini Relish (page 314)
Short Brined Pickled Peppers (page 136)
Pickled Fennel with Orange (page 274)
Pickled Jerusalem Artichoke (page 131)

This is a great book to have in your cookbook library if you have a garden and are interested in pickling/preserving. Pretty much anything you can think of pickling is in this book. I purchased this book years ago and it’s always on my kitchen table this time of year. I’ve made loads of recipes from it and have so many more I’d like to try.

What are you pickling this summer?

4 Comments to “Pickling up a Storm (or at least lots of veggies)”
  1. kristin @ going country on August 10, 2017 at 6:30 am

    Ha. I remember writing one time that I wanted to try pickling nasturtium seeds sometime when I wasn’t run ragged by children. That was . . . two children ago. I don’t think this is going to be the year. I’ll be very interested to hear how yours come out, though. I hear they’re an excellent substitution for capers, which I love.

    I haven’t pickled a single thing. Usually by this time I would have at least a few jars of refrigerator dills done, but I don’t have a single cucumber bigger than an inch worm on my plants. Looks like I’m gonna have to buy pickling cucumbers this year. I will be making sauerkraut soon, though. My MiL bought me a hamdmade pickling crock that I’m looking forward to trying out.

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  2. val on August 10, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    That book is the best! I make her kimchi recipe several times a year (and the turnip kimchi is outstanding). I have some Italian eggplant recipes flagged–I want to make the old school kind that are not safe for water bath canning.
    I have terrible luck with cucumber beetles. We’ll see if this year’s variety, ponna kherra, and Indian one from Baker Creek, will make it!

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  3. Jodiana on August 14, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    I love that book! I make a gallon of the dutch lunch spears every year! It’s the pickle that gets chopped up to make tartar sauce. I really need to try a few more recipes from this book.

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  4. Kim on August 20, 2017 at 6:28 am

    I am wanting to plant an artichoke plant. Someone warned me it is terribly invasive and to plant it away from our main garden space. What has been you experience?

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