I made pickles!

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Last night I finally took some time to do a tiny bit of canning. I have never done this before and neither has anyone in my family, so do not come to me for advice please! I can probably tell you all about what not to do though.

Boiling water and hot glass jars are terrifying to say the least! I need some practice and some better equipment.

I just HOPE these pickles turned out alright. I’m a huge pickle fan, but not the sweet kind, ick! If they are any good, those few cans will not even last me until Fall!

Making my own blackberry jam is next on my list. I hope it’s not as scary!

Special thanks to Greta for the extra jars and delicious jam!

3 replies
  1. Greta says:

    I don’t boil my jars. I run them through the dishwasher and leave it on heated dry until I am ready for them. Wasteful, but not as scary. My friend told me you can also just fill them partway with water and microwave them until boiling, but I’m not sure that is any less scary. Let me know how they turned out! I’m hoping to give it a shot next week.

  2. Sandi says:

    I had a garden explosion of cucumbers. I learned the hard way not to can the pickles, they turn out mushy. I just use Ms. Wages pickle mix and store them in the fridge for up to 2 months. They are so much crispier that way. Also, since you are a gardener you might want to check out your local Walmart. Their vegetable bulbs at mine were marked down to 2 cents each.

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