Category Archives: Preserving Fruit
Spice up your late-summer dishes with an easy homemade relish. This one packs a colorful variety of produce with vine-ripe tomatoes, sweet onion, and savory Kalamata olives. Kick the mild Mediterranean flavor up a notch with a few dashes of chili sauce. Serve over fresh fish or chicken, or use as a healthy spread on sandwiches.
Years ago in Sacramento, California, I ran across an old man selling pickles at a swap meet. He made the pickles in his own kitchen in large plastic barrels and sold them on week-ends. I went to this swap meet every Saturday all during the summer and noticed the lines of people gathered in front of his booth, but I always walked by.
In April you can’t wait to taste the first tomato. By September you are sick of tomatoes and wondering if you can eat another one. Here are some ideas to use those summer leftovers from Dining On A Dime Cookbook.
Home-made sauerkraut is incredibly easy, very tasty, and has many health benefits as it is a ‘live’ food full of beneficial bacteria. It is also great fun to make!
When I first started making relish, I thought it would be a hard and tedious task. Once I made my first batch, I realized that it was a lot easier than what I thought it would be.
Relishes make a great accompaniment for hot dogs, hamburgers, poultry and fish. You can also use it on crackers or your favorite party bread.
February is when winter’s double whammy usually hits many Americans. Cold and nasty weather frequently make walking outdoors for exercise impossible, and cabin fever, especially severe for those who work at home, often makes folks want to eat everything in the house.
There are two types of pickle families, those made by using the quick process method and those made during the brine curing method. Most people now use the quick process method to save on time. Using the quick process method, you cook the fruit or vegetable in vinegar and spices to preserve it.
During the summer and fall months, I like to spend time in the kitchen canning foods that we have harvested from our backyard garden. Canning is easy to do and you can preserve for your foods for up to 1 year by canning them.
Many of us like to eat pickles. We eat them with our lunch, our dinner, and even sometimes just as a snack. The most common kind being dill or bread and butter. One type that you many not have heard about are cinnamon pickles. They are not something that I have ever known of being available to purchase in a store, but here is how you can make your own fairly easily.
Thankfully there is a growing interest in the art of preserving produce. With belts tightening and an ecological desire to waste less food, more people are starting to dry, can, pickle & jam fruits and vegetables. The recipes are endless but the methods are few. So if you’re new to preserving fruit and veg here are the first things to know:
Summer gardening usually means an abundance of cucumbers which suits me just fine, since I love to make homemade pickles. When it comes to picking out the right cucumbers to make pickles with, you need to consider the following:
Pickling onions is a really easy way to learn about how to make pickles and how to make each pickle your own. The basics are really simple, but the possibilities for variation are endless. You can use small onions, large chopped onions and shallots. Red or white it doesn’t matter.
I was invited for a Shabbat meal at the Rabbi’s house here in Wellington a few weeks ago, this was a traditional Jewish Shabbat meal.
Ahhhh, there’s nothing better than a crunchy, home made pickle. One advantage of making your own is that you can adjust the ingredients to produce the flavors you want. Want them sweet? Sour? Spicy? Just adjust the ingredients and you can have whatever you prefer.
If you are a pickle-freak, this mouth-watering, crunchy, sweet and sour pickled vegetables prepared in homemade, oriental style might just get you curious!
It is not easy to find pickles and relishes for diabetics. But we can make our own. These recipes are for canning pickles and relish that is diabetic friendly.
Canning recipes generally call for “Pickling Spices” in preserving dill pickles, sweet pickle or perhaps sour pickles. Actually anything that you pickle you will need to use a similar spice even if it is pickled vegetables.
A pickle barrels are containers which holds the vinegar in which the fruits or vegetables are pickled. That it is the pot in which the fruits or vegetables are pickled. All the ingredients including vinegar are put in the barrels and pickles are prepared.
Pickles are a delicacy that is made all around the world. Some people make it with fruits whereas some people use vegetables. Whatever the ingredients may be, it is a famous recipe and liked by all. For making pickles various equipments are required which includes one of the most important one, which is a pickle jar.
Home canning has been a part of our family traditions for as long as I can remember. Each year, when the harvest was complete and preserved in our family cellar I loved to be the one to give the final count on the fruit of our labors – peaches, pears, applesauce, beets, green beans, strawberry jam, and….PICKLES! I loved the pickles.
Mustards are delicious and give a lift to all sorts of savory foods. We all know the English, French and German varieties, but these recipes give them an extra lift and would make marvelous gifts for a mustard lover.
Easy Recipes for canning your own fruits and vegetables – Candied Dill Pickles and Easy Apple Butter – Home canned fruits and vegetables is a great way to preserve your garden goodies for year round use. You can also take advantage of good buys at Farmer’s Markets.
The Amish are well known to have some of the best recipes around. Whether this is because some of there recipes have been handed down for centuries or because they spend more time cooking I don’t know. Maybe it is a little bit of both. This delicious recipe can often be found on the table and in the jars of an Amish housewife.
It is not too early to be thinking ahead to how you want to preserve summer’s bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables.
When it comes to making the perfect pickled eggs and red beets, it’s all about how you prepare them.
I knew they were the world’s best pickles the moment I tasted one. That first taste took place around 1950, and I’ve tasted a lot of pickles since, am a pickle hound in fact, but I’ve never come across anything else as good.
When choosing how to pickle or what pickle recipe’s you would like to try, there are a number of things you want to keep in mind. One of those things is which canning method you would like to use. Home canning is a very simple process that can be done in two ways: pressure canning, or water-bath canning.
If you plant a garden every summer season and looking for a way to use up some of your excess garden vegetables, this is a great southern relish recipe to make.
In India turmeric holds the crown in the spice market. Be it any festival, a religious ceremony or for simple health reasons, turmeric is a consistent winner.
During the chilly months I usually focus on roast chicken or turkey, or baked salmon. They feed me well while enveloping my home with wonderful aromas.
Easy Recipes for Canning Your Own Fruits and Vegetables – Candied Dill Pickles and Easy Apple Butter
Home canned fruits and vegetables is a great way to preserve your garden goodies for year round use. You can also take advantage of good buys at Farmer’s Markets. Some of my fondest memories, now that I am a senior citizen, are of the times I spent helping my mother and grandmother on “canning days.”
During the summer gardening season, we always end up with an abundance of cucumbers, so we like to make our own fresh pickles and can them for future use.
Sometimes I think my best recipes are the old ones I grew up with in the 40s and 50s. If you aren’t used to using old recipes, you will no doubt be surprised at how easy they are.
Pickles are very important part of Indian meals. If it can be made with the right proportion of ingredients it can be kept for months. Pickled Lemons are one of the most popular pickled food in India. It can be made in different methods. Here 3 methods are given to make the mouth watering lemon pickle.