Monday, October 8, 2012

Pickles!

What to do with many pounds of stupidly large cucumbers? And piles of jalapenos? Pickle them!

Here's the cucumbers being prepped for pickling. Many of these were a good foot long and the seeds were too large to eat. I decided to scoop the insides out and slice them up to fit in the jars:


I found this recipe and went with it. It made 14 pints and they came out great! Aren't they pretty?:

 
Next were the jalapenos. The jalapeno plant had so many peppers on it that it actually collapsed from the weight. I had to do something with all the peppers:
 

 
They were pickled as well. I used this pickled jalapenos recipe. It was really easy and they also came out just wonderful. One jalapeno plant yielded 8 pints of pickled peppers (not counting the piles of them I already ate).:

 

All together now:


2 comments:

Lancashire rose said...

That is one heck of a lot of pickles! You will be able to think of the success you had with these crops every time you take a bite.

Lee17 said...

It is a lot of pickles. And I didn't even get all the cucumbers pickled up. I had so many they were coming out my ears!