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    Default Any one make their own pickles?

    I've just put a kilo of diced mixed veggies down to salt for piccalilli.
    Red cabbage will be next, after the last lot is finished.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Default Re: Any one make their own pickles?

    Been doing refrigerator pickles for years, you can fool around with the recipes to get sweet, hot, dill, garlic or whatever flavors you like along with the variety of vegetables.

    http://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/...-pickles-10404

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    Hmm, sort of overgrown pickled gherkins without the hassle.
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    I'd like to, but have not. We do have some great horseradish-infused pickles locally from a small maker that are terrific! I recommend making some.

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    My partner Ken makes pickles including watermelon rind pickles, they taste much better than the sound of them.
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    We pickle jalapeños.

    The carrots and garlic left over after the peppers are gone are really the best part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
    I'd like to, but have not. We do have some great horseradish-infused pickles locally from a small maker that are terrific! I recommend making some.
    Give it a go. If I can do it . . . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Give it a go. If I can do it . . . . .
    Do you make what they call a "quick pickle", or do you do a long pickling process? Does it require canning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
    Do you make what they call a "quick pickle", or do you do a long pickling process? Does it require canning?
    Give the veg a light salting over night, then pack in screw topped jars (Kilner jars are favourite but any glass jar will do). The jars should be sterilised by boiling. Whilst the jars are still warm pack in the rinsed veggies and cover with the hot spiced pickling vinegar. Then screw down the lids. As the jar cools it should pull a vacuum. Piccalilli is a bit different as the pickling liquor is thickened with corn flour and so the veg has to be mixed through before bottling.
    Let it mature for at least a fortnight and then enjoy.
    Takes about a half hour prepping the veg on the first day, then a couple of hours making the liquor, sterilising and bottling on the second.
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    Pickled eggs, yes.

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    I do the same as nick, but actually do a full water bath canning. I'm a little worried about your recipe, maybe the ones I follow are overly conservative. I think I boil for 10-15 minutes. With fresh cucumbers it doesn't seem to affect the crunch.

    I use hot chilies, garlic, and lots of interesting spices.

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    Never made regular pickles. Have made kim chee, green tomato chutney, spicy tomato relish, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J.Madison View Post
    I do the same as nick, but actually do a full water bath canning. I'm a little worried about your recipe, maybe the ones I follow are overly conservative. I think I boil for 10-15 minutes. With fresh cucumbers it doesn't seem to affect the crunch.

    I use hot chilies, garlic, and lots of interesting spices.
    Once the jars are sterile the vinegar provides the preservative, rather than having to sterilise the pickle by boiling (pasteurising) the entire mix.
    The pickling vinegar is flavoured by adding spices as it is boiled.
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    Default Re: Any one make their own pickles?

    Pickled peaches
    Melon
    Kimchi
    Branston pickle
    Beef heart

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    I tried growing and pickling gherkins once.They were foul-gave up pickling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David W Pratt View Post
    Beef heart
    ?? Is beef heart a vegetable I don't know? What is this like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
    ?? Is beef heart a vegetable I don't know? What is this like?
    I think it is a variety of tomato.
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    Beef heart is beef heart.

    Personally, I prefer deer heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stiletto View Post
    I think it is a variety of tomato.
    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    Beef heart is beef heart.

    Personally, I prefer deer heart.

    Kevin
    You're right, beef heart is a tomato. I can't imagine pickled meat, so I'll assume we're talking tomato. I'll sleep better that way.

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    Default Re: Any one make their own pickles?

    Made some nice fermented dills this summer - my first try at it. Turned out really well.
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    I can't imagine pickled meat,
    CW, I believe you are thinking of beefsteak tomatoes.

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    My wife makes a killer bread-and-butter pickle.
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    My wife makes a lot of them. There are some quick dills and a lot of pickled green tomatoes (either cherry or other small varieties. The neighborhood favorites are sweet pickled jalapenos - cleaned and sliced into small rounds with some mustard seeds added and packed in a sweet syrup. You take a cracker, add a bit of cream cheese and top it with a couple of the pepper slabs. Really good. The "Jalabeanios" (spicy pickled green beans) are also pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    I've just put a kilo of diced mixed veggies down to salt for piccalilli.
    Red cabbage will be next, after the last lot is finished.
    Mom loved to make piccalilli... later, my wife made all our pickles
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