Tuesday, September 13, 2011

I Can’t Waste Them–Overgrown Cukes

So, I haven’t checked on the cucumber plants in awhile – wow how did I miss all of those cucumbers.   I can’t let them go to waste, so I decided to try and can something with them.  I made one batch (7qts) of a cucumber salsa – at least that is what I’m calling it.  I want to use it  fish or lamb.   I also had 2 cabbages to use so I added them to the next batch and made a kraut slaw mix – I hope it will taste good on baked potatoes or on top of a salad.   Here is what I made today: 
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huge cukes….wash and peel, make sure to save this for your chickens!
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slice in half and scoop out seeds
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Then I sliced them on my Christmas present – a Kitchen Aid slicer.
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Dice them…I also added onions and peppers
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lightly salt them, cold pack in jars and add a brine (I made mine with sugar, water, white wine vinegar, celery seeds, garlic and onion powder, parsley, tumeric and whatever else looked like a brine herb) pour brine in jars to 1/4” put lid and rim on and give a hot water bath for 5 min. to seal.  I sure hope they taste o.k. 
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Till later, God willing.  Blessings from Wisconsin!

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