Archive for September, 2010

“Put ’em Up” Results

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

It started when I “won” the home preserving book Put ’em Up! by Sherri Brooks Vinton, through the Food on the Food blog. I had preserved a bit before, so had the supplies and the basic knowledge. But these recipes were inspiring. Here are some of the results.

  • Pickled Beets w/ Dill: Great — Have a stash at work for an afternoon snack
  • Ginger Carrot Slaw: great ginger taste – still figuring what it goes with best that we usually eat.
  • Granny’s Chow-Chow Relish: quite sour — am thinking about adding sugar as I eat it — crispy and otherwise fine.
  • Dilly Beans: mixed white and green string beans — wicked good!
  • Oven-Dried Tomatoes — tasty, great on flat bread.

Not from this book is “Golden Glow Relish” from my MIL, our favorite. Wicked good — probably similar to Bread and Butter pickles – quite sweet.

Next up (eventually) : Spicy Tomato Aspic, Rhubarb Jelly, Radish Relish, Ginger Peach Jam, Fennel and Onion Jam, and Classic Crock Pickles.

That’s it for now!  Need to go get more jars before I can go any further.