Sweet Pickles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love this Blog…  This recipe sounds so good, and I have been looking for a fast sweet pickle.  Thank You Hannah so very much for this recipe.  I am going to add this to my fav recipes.

Quick Sweet Pickles Adapted from here
Ingredients     6 kirby cucumbers or 2 regular cucumbers     1/4 cup kosher salt     1 cup water     1 cup apple cider vinegar     1/2 cup sugar     1 tablespoon mustard seed 1 cinnamon stick     3 cloves     1 bay leaf

1 small red onion, sliced thinly
Directions Wash and dry the cucumbers. Using a sharp knife or a mandolin, slice the cucumbers thinly and place in a colander. Sprinkle with the salt and toss to coat. Place the colander over a bowl and allow it to sit, covered, for about 1 hour. Rinse off the salt and dry the cucumber slices well. Place them into a sterilized quart jar, along with the onion.
In a small saucepan add the remaining ingredients. Stir to dissolve sugar and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and allow it to cool. Pour the brine over the cucumbers in jar. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours, preferably overnight. Will keep, refrigerated, for about 2 weeks.
Sterilizing Jars
Properly handled sterilized equipment will keep canned foods in good condition for years. Sterilizing jars is the first step of preserving foods.
Sterilizing Tips: Jars should be made from glass and free of any chips or cracks. Preserving or canning jars are topped with a glass, plastic or metal lid, which has a rubber seal. Two piece lids are best for canning, as they vacuum seal when processed.
Before filling with jams, pickles or preserves, wash jars and lids with hot, soapy water. Rinse well and arrange jars and lids open sides up, without touching, on a tray. Leave in a preheated 175 degree F oven for 25 minutes. Or boil the jars and lids in a large saucepan, covered with water, for 15 minutes.
Use tongs when handling hot sterilized jars, to move them from either boiling water or the oven. Be sure tongs are sterilized too, by dipping the ends in boiling water for a few minutes.
As a rule, hot preserves go into hot jars and cold preserves go into cold jars. All items used in the process of making jams, jellies and preserves must be clean. This includes any towels used, and especially your hands.
After the jars are sterilized, you can preserve the food. It is important to follow any canning and processing instructions included in the recipe and refer to USDA guidelines about the sterilization of canned products.

The carry bag.Comfortghan

Some time ago I was fortunate enough to come into contact with a woman named Karla Biggs.  I don’t even remember how we came into contact with each other, it does’nt really matter I suppose.  Anyway the point is, she is a wonderful lady and is affiliated with Heartmade Blessings, an organization consisting of a group of women all over the world who make Comfort Afghans as well as other things to comfort people who are grieving.  Its a wonderful group full of wonderful ladies.

This morning when I went to the post office to pick up my mail I was so surprised and touched by the package I found waiting for me.  Inside was one of the Comfortghans they make.  I lost my son, Danny to the war in Iraq on his third tour of duty over there, he was in the Army.  This Afghan so touched me and truely is a comfort to know people in this world care that much.

Thank You again ladies of  Heartmade Blessings.

Skip to my Lou

This is adorable and is such a cute gift idea.  The pattern is very easy it does not take a lot of yarn.  I am definately going to make some of these. Thanks Skip to my Lou for this so so cute tutorial.

Click link for tutorial.

Skip to my Lou.

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