Over the past few weeks my mom has been busy teaching me the canning ropes. Check out these posts on making relish: https://ruralrouteramblings.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/relishing-homemade-relish/ and canning peaches: https://ruralrouteramblings.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/gettin-peachy-in-the-kitchen/ With all the canning, baking and cooking, I’m starting to feel like Molly Homemaker!
In honor of Canning Week 2011, I’m showing you how to make Café Pickles. My mom makes a batch of these every summer and they’re always a hit. So here’s the recipe followed by a series of photos displaying the process.
1 cup water
1 cup vinegar
1 cup sugar
1 tbsp pickling salt
1/4 tsp celery salt
1/4 tsp mustard seed
Wash cucumbers and slice thinly without peeling. Sterilize jars and lids. Boil the above syrup for 3 to 4 minutes. Put cucumbers, dill and 2 slices of onions into a jar and add the syrup. Steam until the cucumbers change color (approximately 5 minutes).
We increased the above recipe and made 10 1-quart jars.
This is Canning Week 2011. Check out my social media friend Ott, A’s blog, http://alattewithotta.blogspot.com/. She’s co-hosting a Canning Week Blog Party this week and featuring various canning recipes on her blog. And if you’ve done some canning, don’t forget to link up for a chance to win some great prizes.