It's Wednesday Yummies - Mason Jar Series today. Let's get right to it. Do you love pickles? If someone adds a pickle to the side of a sandwich or even better toothpicks it through the sandwich, I'm like butter in their hands. To me, a dill pickle is the perfect partner to a sammie.
There are lots of pickle recipes out there as well as options for how long you want to be able to store your pickles. When I made salsa last week, I chose the long method which allows you to keep whatever you have canned for an extended amount of time. This is the ideal way to can, but time consuming. This time, I chose a shorter method but the downside is that your product's shelf life is really reduced.
I also chose to use this product:
Essentially, it's all the spices you need in one. You slice the cucumbers into quarters, add the mix of spices, water and vinegar (follow directions on the back on the package) and boil. Once the mixture is boiling you pour it over your cucumber slices and wait until the mixture cools to room temperature.
Pour in the mason jars and store in the fridge. Let them get happy in there for at least a week and then dig in! This is where you can extend the life of your pickles and follow through with the steps I outlined in last week's salsa recipe. As well, if you want to store your canned food for an extended period of time, don't forget to follow safe canning practices.
If you want to use all fresh ingredients, this recipe sounds pretty delicious.
Bernardin has these time limited vintage mason jars right now that I think are pretty cool to store our pickles in.
They're looking pretty old school in the fridge.
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As you know, mason jars are trending! Next week I'll share a few ways that I use mason jars outside of canning and I've created a Pinterest board to get your inspiration moving.
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**My friends, everything in this post is my own. I have not been financially compensated for this post. Bernardin graciously supplied the mason jars...wasn't that so nice of them? Thank you. It was my idea to start canning and everything I've said are my own words.