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Busy in the kitchen

First, about the pickled eggs. I am LOVING them! I now have to get more eggs to boil, and more vinegar to make another batch. These pickles are ALL mine. *grin*

PIckled eggs

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Pickled eggs… AWAY!

Since the ladies were away for the evening, I decided that it would be a perfect opportunity to try out a recipe from my The Joy of Pickling cookbook that I recently picked up. 

Sadly, they got home before I was done, and I have been informed that pickling is something that had been relegated to an “outside only” activity. Kristen’s nose disagrees with the smell of the pickling brine cooking.

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The Joy of Pickling

The Joy of Pickling - Revised: 250 Flavor-Packed Recipes for Vegetables and More from Garden or MarketThe Joy of Pickling – Revised: 250 Flavor-Packed Recipes for Vegetables and More from Garden or Market by Linda Ziedrich
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Very large selection of pickle varieties, and better yet, most of them are small batches!

Some of the pickles in the book are ready in as little as a few hours (“Quick pickles”) and some take several weeks to get to be ready to eat. I’m new into the home preserving game, so this book is a God-send. The directions are simple, the ingredients are readily available, and it sounds like most of the results will be something that my family will devour.

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Light weekend reading

While Kristen was out running errands with Kirk and Katie, the mail came. However, I wasn’t paying attention, so they brought it in when they got home.

Side note: Kristen is starting to get freaked out by the numerous packages that are arriving with my name on them lately. Fortunately, there are only a few left pending. One on Monday, which is my water bath canner, and one that will ship on May 5, which is my birthday money from Barnes and Noble.

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