I canned a quart of stewed tomatoes yesterday and added cilantro instead of green peppers. Tastes pretty good from what I sampled.
So the tomatoes are all canned and put away now. I have been really wanting to try pickles so I went ahead and found some recipe online that was pretty vauge for a first time pickler and what do you know–not one jar sealed. I’ve been told just to refrigerate them but I am thinking that I am going to try to salvage them. I realize that the brine was suppose to be hot which was not specified in the recipe and I also forgot to push the air bubbles out. In my ball blue book, it says if it something does not seal, correct the cause within 24 hours so that is what I intend to do. Talk about a bummer.
_Dill smells amazing. I have never bought fresh dill because I never had a recipe that called for it but as I was cutting it up, mixed with the smell of the fresh garlic on my fingers—I fell in love.