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Offline Dotch

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Picked a zuke this a.m. & delivered it to my adopted mom. We've had some Little Bing cherry maters & I ate a small string bean I found tonite whilst I was weeding.
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My early afternoon project. A 2 gallon jug of what I call Mille's pickles, 3 qts of sauerkraut and some cukes for creamy cukes.
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That looks great.  We only have one cuke so far so my options are limited. 

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Those cukes in the big jar make pretty good bloody Mary pickles!! :happy1: :evil: :rotflmao:
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Is that a make and eat in a week type Glenn?

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Is that a make and eat in a week type Glenn?
which one??? Yes the one in the white container.  The 2 gallon jug no.
I put them in the fridge to meld for 2-3 months then I start eating them. I see try to make 4-5 jars and they last just fine till spring or their gone.
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Farmers market is going in town today so I picked up a big head of cabbage and gonna do that up yet. I should get 6-7 qts from that. I should be set for kraut then.

I bought a kalarabi that was the size of a volleyball almost :doofus: not sure what I'm doing wrong. :scratch:
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Farmers market is going in town today so I picked up a big head of cabbage and gonna do that up yet. I should get 6-7 qts from that. I should be set for kraut then.

I bought a kalarabi that was the size of a volleyball almost :doofus: not sure what I'm doing wrong. :scratch:
Iíve got about 7 lbs of kraut in the crock I sampled last night. Itís coming along nicely!

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Farmers market is going in town today so I picked up a big head of cabbage and gonna do that up yet. I should get 6-7 qts from that. I should be set for kraut then.

I bought a kalarabi that was the size of a volleyball almost :doofus: not sure what I'm doing wrong. :scratch:

With all the stuff you're canning, you should get a table at the Farms market!   :happy1:
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The first attempt at kraut about 3 years ago it was fantastic.  The last 2 batches I didn't like and threw them out.  The last one was way too salty cuz I kept adding salt water to replace what was evaporating. 

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Farmers market is going in town today so I picked up a big head of cabbage and gonna do that up yet. I should get 6-7 qts from that. I should be set for kraut then.

I bought a kalarabi that was the size of a volleyball almost :doofus: not sure what I'm doing wrong. :scratch:

With all the stuff you're canning, you should get a table at the Farms market!   :happy1:
nah I use it up pretty well all by myself.

LPS how does it it evaporate?? Isn't it sealed? I know there are lots of ways to make it??
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Not sealed whilst it is curing.  I do the put a leaf on top and weigh down with a smaller jelly jar to keep it under water.  May have to get one of those kits with the top with a pipe out of it. 

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LPS, this is what I use. Itís a Ohio stoneware fermentation crock. I make my kraut and my pickles in it. It has a lid and 2 weights. I just bagged and froze my last batch. Turned out great, very crunchy!
Donít give up, itís so much better than anything you can buy, and very healthy.
When I was bagging up the kraut, the wife came in from outside and said I stunk up the whole yard.
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I just did up a dozen jars of pickles....and since my tomatoes won't turn red, I did a couple of green tomatoes. It's the first time I tried tomatoes, we'll see how they turn out.
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I just did up a dozen jars of pickles....and since my tomatoes won't turn red, I did a couple of green tomatoes. It's the first time I tried tomatoes, we'll see how they turn out.
what brine/ recipe did you use HD. not sure if I posted mine?? :scratch:
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I just used mine, and substituted tomatoes for the pickles..... we'll see 😁
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I just used mine, and substituted tomatoes for the pickles..... we'll see 😁
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I just used mine, and substituted tomatoes for the pickles..... we'll see 😁

Did you cut the green tomatoes up or throw them in whole?

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I just used mine, and substituted tomatoes for the pickles..... we'll see 😁

Did you cut the green tomatoes up or throw them in whole?
the bigger ones I quartered, the smaller ones, I cut in half.
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Shared some of these pics earlier with Glenn and Mike but thought I'd post anyway.  The wife's cousin stopped by today while I was just starting and she's a BIG canner. At the time I was boiling the jars and rings and asked me why I was doing that,  she never boils em, just hot soapy water...  I try to go by the book maybe it's not necessary??? Crazy I thought.

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Shared some of these pics earlier with Glenn and Mike but thought I'd post anyway.  The wife's cousin stopped by today while I was just starting and she's a BIG canner. At the time I was boiling the jars and rings and asked me why I was doing that,  she never boils em, just hot soapy water...  I try to go by the book maybe it's not necessary??? Crazy I thought.

I usually have the jars and rings in the dish washer and the lids in boiling water when I'm canning....  :rotflmao: As long as they get sanitized, it's a matter of what you're used to.
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Made these yesterday, ready to eat today. :happy1:
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Made these yesterday, ready to eat today. :happy1:
What are those? Toad stools or Smurf umbrella's?
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LOL  Or banana chips? 

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Made these yesterday, ready to eat today. :happy1:
What are those? Toad stools or Smurf umbrella's?
cukes, sometimes referred to as frig pickles or summer cukes. :confused: :pouty:

Pretty simple to make, I bet even you could make them!!! :sleazy: :mooning: :rotflmao:
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I would like to see the recipe.

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pretty simple LPS  ......

7 cups peeled and sliced cukes
i cup sliced onions in a bowl.

put salt on...a fair amount. let set for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. mixing it often
dump in a strainer and rinse really good several times

brine is simple also.......
2 cups sugar
1 cup vinegar
1 tsp celery seed
heat until sugar is dissolved..........usually turns clear.....dont boil

pour over cukes and onions and mix. refrigerate and ready to eat the next day!!!!! 
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Thanks Glenn I will try that.   :sleazy:

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My first dill pickle quart of the year, and one of two pints of refrigerator pickles. The other one I devoured. I know itís just refrigerator pickles, but these where without a doubt the best Iíve made. The onions were delicious!

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We've been munching on refer pickles for 8 or 9 days now. I love em. Our cukes are going to town now so the warden will be making her fill pickles soon. Such a bountiful time of year.

 

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