Thursday, October 14, 2010

Pepper Crazy

Today is the penultimate farm share pick-up for the year. (You know, it's not often I find a use for the word "penultimate" in my day-to-day life...) Usually there is some stuff to pick in the fields but today there was just a little sign that said to take as many hot peppers as you wanted. So instead of the weekly ration of 12 peppers, I picked 48!!!

Once I got the rest of the share washed and put away (broccoli, sweet potatoes, lettuce, delicata squash, onions, celeriac, popcorn (1 cob), carrots, bok choi, apples) I set to work pickling the jalapenos. This time I decided to add the onion and carrot slices to the jars and made a full batch of the brine (5 cups cider vinegar and 1 cup water, 2 tsp. sugar and 4 tsp. pickling salt). I ended up with 2 pint jars and 5 half-cup jars. Those little guys will be added to my holiday gift stash. I ended up with a few more slices of peppers so I put them in a little container and will try to pickle them in the fridge. Not sure how that will work since they won't be heated by processing. Will have to see in a week or so, I guess.

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