Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Things I've Learned Recently

1. Don't buy kirby cucumbers for refrigerator pickles if you don't know where the recipe is. I had to throw them out because they got all icky. I have made fridge pickles before, but this time I tweaked the recipe and actually measured things. I wrote it all down and came up with a really, really good recipe and damn if I didn't lose the stupid thing.

2. Don't peel peaches 3 days before you're going to can them unless you have lemon juice in the house. Who knew the stupid things turn brown, like apples do? They don't last that long in this house. I ended up cutting all the brown off and now I have pretty peaches, which I am canning right now.

3. It takes a heck of a lot of peaches, tomatoes or whatevers to fill a jar.

4. I wish I had a pot that was about 10 inches across by about a foot high.

Oh, well, it's all a learning experience!


Lilac Barries said...

Thanks for your comment and good luck on your packing, I know how crazy it can be and we've only every been in a one bedroom apartment! (but boy you sure can cram alot in small spaces!)

the thrifty ba said...

i made refrigerator pickles this year-for the first time ever! it really is easy, when you have the recipe.

Terri said...

Oh, that's frustrating. I hate, hate, hate when I buy veggies and then they rot in the fridge! I'm trying to get better about that.

Debbie J said...

Oh well, here's a smile for you as you learn things... :o) Thanks for telling me so I can hopefully avoid the same.

Ps, I have been using the magnetic snaps you sent me. I've made 3 bags lately using them. You were so sweet to send them. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Ah yes, the joys of pickle/jam making...I know it well! ;)

Thank you for your encouraging comment on my blog...much appreciated!

Love, Tina xx

Debbie said...

That's a pretty big pot... :)