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Quick Pickled Green Beans

07.28.2014 · Posted in Preserves & Condiments

"From vine to brine in less than 12 hours" is the rule of thumb for home pickling. This brine is so simple to make and can be made in large volumes so you can pickle as you pick those young tender beans, baby cukes and okra. Add a slice of garlic, a ...

Crock Pot Apple Butter

09.03.2009 · Posted in Preserves & Condiments

Apple Butter Festivals reign supreme throughout the USA from September through the end of October.  Washington state to Virginia, everyone is getting in the swing for mouth-watering comfort apple-butter. Maybe your great-great-grandma made apple-butter in a copper kettle over an outdoor fire or your great grandma made it in the oven and the whole house ...

Sweet and Sour Dried Figs

Sweet & Sour Dried Figs Many years ago I lived in a small cottage overlooking Puget Sound in West Seattle.  Outside my backdoor was a green fig tree which literally dripped with sweet syrup when the figs were ripe.  The harvest of these jewels yielded many jars of fig butter with walnuts, dried figs, preserved figs ...

Plum Pickles

Grandpa stewed dried prunes every morning before going out to milk the cows.  He claimed they “kept him regular.”  Prunes are simply dried small plums and they do aid the digestive tract.   Preserved as a pickle they make a gourmet gift for any “foodie” and can be made anytime of the year.   Cover the tops ...