I really feel lucky to be living in Ontario at this time of year! Gardens and markets are fairly bursting with fresh, local produce and I have officially made it through twelve months of eating pure and natural foods. I admit to the odd slip. Lays potato chips and Helluva Good Dip are demons from hell! But, I only fell off the wagon a few times. Packaged stuff went out of my diet first and canned stuff followed.
So, be prepared for me to be obsessed with canning and freezing for the next while. Right now, my kitchen looks like this. ~
There's no need for facials when you stand over these pots for a day! ~
Oddly, I don't eat dill pickles but my kids, grandkids and son-in-laws do and they say these dills can't be beat!
Here's the secret family recipe. Oh, I guess that means it's not a secret any more! ~
All measurements are in Imperial, so Google the conversions for US equivalents.
I think the key to the pickles greatness is the natural vinegar and the reboil of the brine.
I've done a half bushel of these babies and that's all they're getting this year! The tomatoes are calling my name!
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