Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Pickle-licious

Yes, I have been away from blog land this last week...Hubby is home and well...you know! We have just been enjoying family life! Of course that doesn't mean things have stopped around here! I will admit, with full blown Texas summer here, the outside stuff has been limited! I have been doing some much needed home improvements and  well...making pickles!

I did not get a whole lot of cucumbers this year with the heirloom variety I selected  but I have a lovely friend who brought me a whole bag of cucumbers from her garden! Sigh....I just love successful gardening friends!

So I have pickled,pickled and pickled some more! Not only cucumbers but a few other things too!


We have sweet relish, 8 day sweet pickles, bread and butter pickles,  dill relish..I don't think I am happy with the dill relish but I will give it some time to "season"....yellow squash pickles and last but not least a hamburger dill pickles! Oh , I left out the pickled jalapenos! Those are like candy to us down here! Too bad I forgot to get those in the picture! Now let me see...what else can I pickle.......!!!

14 comments:

Pricilla said...

Oooh you have been busy. The hubby is having trouble getting our cucumbers to grow. It was such a wet spring that he is, I think, on his fourth planting.
I hope they come in 'cause I am about out of pickles and relish.
Perish the thought!

Sharon said...

You did all that this past week? Ambitious! Looks good too! Never heard of pickled yellow squash. I guess you can pickle most anything, huh? I suppose the saying should be "make pickles when the sun shines (too much)"

Tales from the Trails said...

Girl, we have been pickling too. What a great variety you have. Love it.

Jabacue said...

OK, you can stop now....you're making me drool! They look delicious. 8 day pickle? I've heard of the 3 day one m-m-m.

Kids and Canning Jars said...

Here is what I pickled. PINEAPPLE!
Here is the link: http://kidsandcanningjars.blogspot.com/2010/06/pineapple-pickled-pineapple.html

Melissa

Teresa said...

I remember one year my mom pickled bell peppers stuffed with cabbage. That's about the weirdest.

LindaG said...

Thanks for your kind words and your suggestion! The next time I can something, I will use the canner to heat the jars!

I like pickled cauliflower, so I may try some of that next time. :)

the wild magnolia said...

Okay, your pickles are so beautiful and snug in their shinny glass jars. You must have a wonderful sense of accomplishment!

Stay cool.

polly's path said...

pickled jalapeno candy? Yes, you are definitely meant to be in Texas.
Everything looks great. You will be enjoying all this during the winter months!!!
I had never heard of pickled yellow squash.

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

I'm gonna look up yellow-squash pickles, sounds great. Gardens are just now blooming around here, so we haven't gotten any goodies yet but soon.

Texan said...

YUMMMMINESSS!!!! You have been very busy with the canner... I am at it again today myself :O)...

Lin said...

Oh, those look delicious!! It's been a strange summer weather-wise. It goes from super hot and sticky to torrential rains that cause flooding. Now it is chilly and we all have sweatshirts on! I'm curious to see what my garden is gonna do with this madness.

Jennifer said...

Those looks delicious, now I am in the mood for pickles! Don't feel bad about your cucumbers, I did not even get a garden in this year and I am so regretting it now!

the wild magnolia said...

I am not Canadian, I just like to wish the Canadian blogger friends a happy day. It is much like our fourth of July for the Canadians. :)