So, as I write this Tuesday evening, I've just finished my first attempt at pickling. Well, actually at canning pickles since I've made refrigerator pickles before. (All of twice, but both times turned out swell! *grin*) It's a bit of an intimidating process, I think, since I didn't grow up around anybody who canned, so it's all new to me. Fortunately, my MIL has tons of experience canning, has shared her recipes (including the one for Kraig's late paternal grandmother's garlic dill pickles!), and is only a phone call away when I have questions. I did call her the other day before starting and asked a lot of those little detail questions that are probably obvious to those who've done/been around canning, but I didn't know.
So now I have to remember to ask her how long I have to wait until we can open one and try it. With only 3 pint jars, there aren't many, so either it'll be a not-so-bad failed experiment or an incentive to plant a lot more hills of cucumbers next year...
How about you? Have you canned? Ever thought about trying it? Your parent or grandparent can when you were a kid?
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