Sunday, February 27, 2011

Tis the season to be pickling....

Tralalalalalaaaa.........

Today I did some pickling....

I used Jane's Delicious Kitchen recipe book for two of the recipes...Hot Diggedy Chilli Jelly and Squash in Olive Oil.

The chilli jelly is nicely hot, not unbearable...

10 red chillies
2 sweet peppers
6 cups sugar
Tablespoon of lemon seeds (pectin rich)
1/3 cup lemon juice.

Blend chillies and sweet peppers, heat to boiling point. Add other ingredients then boil until set. Put into sterilized jars - it yielded 2 500ml jars.

The marrows were a little more complicated, and to be fair, buying the book is highly recommended. I have to harvest all our marrows small now as if I leave them on the plant they get stung.

Then I pickled the chillies we picked this morning in my simple mixture from last year.

The bigger chillies were picked a while back and are drying....

3 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

I'm sure it all tastes as good as it looks. :))

Patsy said...

Wendy,

I live in the USA (Illinois) and I really enjoyed reading about your gardening when everything here is covered in snow and ice most of the time from Dec. thru March. I dream about my spring and summer garden thru your blog when I cannot grow my own. Thanks.

Karina said...

Thanks for all the receipts and interesting information, it's all been a great help to me, I've still got a lot to learn but having fun doing so :)