Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Harvesting and preserving

It's been busy here.



















I made my first dill pickles










using a modified version of Ashley English's dill pickle recipe from her book (I added a lot more garlic -- freshly dug -- and some extra dill):





You might remember my radish pickles (also fudged from a recipe in that book).  I opened the first jar the other day and they are so good.  I was so happy that my substituted spices ended up working well.  I'm hoping my pickled beans will turn out as good:




I was somehow thinking that I'd also be able to make a zucchini bread, work on two paintings and photograph a new bracelet for my shop today.  Amazingly all those things didn't happen.

8 comments:

  1. Dearest sweet anne, i am loving your beautiful garden...filled with yummie harvest! This really reminded me of my papa's vegie garden and how much fun i had harvesting with him. I am sure your dill pickles will turn out yummiee! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

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  2. We don't have a garden but I envy those that do! Those pickles and beans look so yummy! And garlic... I can never get enough!
    xo

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  3. Looks great! The dill pickle jars (as you're preparing them) almost look like little teraniums. And love the photo with the beans and your suntanned feat...very summer-esque!

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  4. These photos really make me smile! I love all things "garden"

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  5. You have made loads of lovely pickles! judging from what you say you have a 'scanner' personality like me! I have so many diverse interests it is difficult to find time for them all!

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  6. You need one of those things that sets time back like Hermione used in Harry Potter!!

    Everything looks terrific. Yay you!

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  7. I think I really do need a time turner like in Harry Potter. Would really come in handy. :)

    Thanks so much for all the nice comments. Love the idea that the jars look like terrariums! I think the look so pretty and it was really fun to do.

    It's great to hear everyone's thoughts/associations with gardens/gardening.

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  8. You certainly have been busy!! What wonderful foods you'll have for the winter!

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