Yesterday, I took yet another bold step in home canning and tried making "dilly beans." I have to say that pickles are a lot harder to make than jam. It took me ALL day and I was still mopping up the floors at nine o'clock last night. First, I had to go buy the special pickling salt and some other groceries. Then, I ran out of jars and had to go get some more and pick up the scale. And then I had to wash and trim all the beans to fit in the jars, and sanitize the jars, and boil lots and lots and lots of water. Then I ran out of the pickling liquid and had to make some more. And at the very end one of the jars exploded in the canner. But for all that I've got six little jars of dilly beans. (And "yes" they're very tasty, although I haven't tried any of this batch yet. They need to cure for 2-3 weeks.)
I can't wait until they're ready to eat!
"The Joy of Pickling" book I borrowed from Trina.
The Dragon Striped Beans before I canned them.
The fresh dill from the pot on my porch.
The finished "dilly beans!" I wish they had kept their stripes, they're kinda a weird color now. But they'll still taste good.
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