can jam july round up: cucurbits

July 28, 2010

photo sugar crafter

all you can jammers in the house jumped headfirst into the pickling process and for that i’m proud!

family recipes & memories, experienced canners branching out and first time cuke-picklers too! i do hope that the newbies in the bunch discovered just how easy pickling can be…and for all you peeps out there just getting ready to pickle,

pickle this:

photo local kitchen


bread & butter pickles – prospect: the pantry
she breaks out the big one: sweet hot. …and a good idea about a taste-test sample in the fridge. what? this too!

bread & butter pickles – sustainable pantry
these look quite yummy my dearz – and i would love to hear more about that square foot garden of yours. you know what i say: grow cukes!

bread & butter pickles – sugarcrafter
i knew you’d come around to the salty side…and you got your thinking cap on too! picnic size 8 ounce jars, open kitchen windows. see how nice things can be? :)

bread & butter zucchini pickles – knit and knosh
i expect you to report back here in 3 weeks missy!

cantaloupe pickles – flamingo musings
i actually made similar pickles last summer and i can agree – they are weird & wonderful!

crisp sweet pickle – simply loving home
the rind idea is great! watch the head space, & hot water bath for 10 minutes…

dill pickle chips – …oh briggsy!
what she said: i like me pickles crisp, like chips! …and you can do it in the can!

dilly beans – bigger than a breadbox
i am so happy that she broke out the local clause. ’cause cukes will come & go, but local is as local does. and this is as pickled as a pickler could ever pucker for! :)

earle’s dills – backyard farms
this is a treasure! a tried & true family recipe shared with all of us. thank you!

gingery watermelon pickles – rufus & clementine
i think i need to try these. and i wanna know how your second batch goes too – bryant’s! i’ll be checking back!

green & yellow squash pickles – market life sf
yikes! those zukes don’t stand a chance around that fancy mandoline! and they looks so nice & svelt in those jars too. :)

kosher dill pickles – notes from a country girl living in the city
sounds like a great old book! here’s a lovely place for a reminder to all: if you’re using an old book for canning, make sure to compare to current USDA guidelines for up-to-date safety!

quick dill pickles – breadmaking with the bread experience
yo, yo, yo, you dillin’! …a good & basic dill pickle recipe. right heyaaa!

quick dills – what julia ate
she had big plans (melons preserved in jars) and empty hands (melon season comes later in the N.E.) but she didn’t come up empty-handed. pucker up to these!

photo laundry etc

ice-brined garlic dill pickles – married …with dinner
i really dig your tenacity. and i think i would really dig these pickles. can i come over for a bite? :)

mcClure’s pickles – mother’s kitchen
yes i’ve had them, yes i love them. but i love even more that you made them yourself, & i love your label too!

mixed pickle #1 – doris and jilly cook
you heard it declared from the mouth of goats all across the interweb – “this is the year of the vinegar pickle!” – this cat ain’t gonna argue with that!

pickled watermelon rind – well preserved
pickles & memories, i’m beginning to learn just how many people have these…great post j&d!

pickled watermelon rind – thinking out loud
er, and lemon rind, don’t forget the lemon rind. ;)

pregnancy pickles – put a lid on it
it’s a girl! it’s a girl! it’s a girl! (oh and i would process these pickles for 10 minutes, not 5).

simply good dill pickles – inn brooklyn
the name says it all – who could ask for more? (between me & you, crunchy canned dills are not so easy, bravo!)

slap my hind with a watermelon rind – mock paper scissors
(i couldn’t figure out if that was the name of your pickle or not. if i’m wrong, i’m just happy i got to say it). and there’s also spicy dill pickles! and another great round of tips & bonus tracks from tengrain’s little cooking school.

spicy garlic dill pickles – my caffeine diary
uh oh! you waited to pickle ‘dem cukes…fingers crossed! (i hope they’re not too soft).

summer squash pickle – laundry etc
i love that the can jam turned you on to pickles! & you went for the down-home bread and butters! what’s next for you, watermelon rind pickles? …you’ll be the talk of the village!

the best bread & butter pickles – all types of cooking and a whole lot of canning here!
that’s what she said. particularly if you like a sweet pickle! and go here if you like a hot garlic dill. mmhmm.

watermelon rind pickles with garam masala & jalapeno – showfood chef
and she’s also making a TON of these babies too – for her daughter’s wedding!! how great!

zucchini cornichons – wine book girl
these pickles are inspiring me! what a great idea to use up all those little monsters! how do they taste?

photo post-industrial eating


cucumber pepper relish – food in jars
take me out to the ball, this looks like it would be wonderful on tofu dogs too, no? :)

dill relish – grow and resist
ladyfriend likes cukes, ladyfriend doesn’t like rhubarb. ladyfriend is happy (and so is meg!)

hot dog relish – putting by
no! i hate to hear that your heart sank. :( the can jam is supposed to be fun! …and encouraging: go relish go – i think you’re gonna have luck with this relish!

indian style cucumber relish – leena eats this blog
girrrrrl! …apparently you got the bug, ’cause you did bread and buttas, garlic dill slices, and a couple of relishes too! and you made it look as easy as 1-2-3-4-5!

indian style cucumber relish – robbing peter
she’s got big plans for this little relish…it goes something like this; get yogurt, open jar, mix. eat.

roasted corn & zucchini salsa – just the right size
just wanna know the details of the altering of the recipe. ’cause there’s a lot going on in there & we need to be safe, safe, safe!

sweet pickle relish – cafe libby
a solid recipe and wonderful suggestions on what to do with sweet relish here. (and congrats on your new house!)

zesty zucchini relish – post-industrial eating
isn’t it amazing how coming back to our kitchens, and putting food to jars, can bring a sense of calm & well being?

zucchini garden pepper relish – cafe del manolo
more food memories! …and ancho chile powder. sigh. so happy to know there are fellow chile heads in the jam!

zucchini relish – dawnabelles
got squash? relish it!…just take out the seeds, and maybe a bit of sugar she says.

photo the cosmic cowgirl

jams & marmalades

cantaloupe & blackberry preserves with chardonnay – local kitchen
i don’t know…for all that rantin’ & ravin’ you did about ms. ferber, your preserves are startin’ to sound as exotic and delicious as hers! …oh, & you are a-1 in my book now that you’re pickling your house guests.

cantaloupe & nectarine jam – toronto tasting notes
oooh! this sounds very interesting. & with any luck i’ll have some melons to jam from my garden. how does it taste?

lemon squash jam – tigress in a jam
step into the jar, my little sweetie. mwahahahahaha! (ahem).

marrow preserves – hip girl’s guide to homemaking
i live in that place! (at least 1/2 a year) but anywayz…what about making little balls & putting them on sticks? :)

tart-n-tangy watermelon jelly – the artisanry of acorn cottage
hmmm. maybe a little too heavy on the tart-n-tangy, and a little too light on the watermelon?

zucchini marmalade – the cosmic cowgirl
she say marmalade, i say jam…we both say zucchini, and we both say it’s good!

zesty watermelon jelly – family & food
sounds like a jelled watermelon pickle?

zucchini apple butter – the kitchenette
i know, i know: don’t try this at home. (but carter, you get an A+ for the limb walking!)

…that’s a lotta cukes n’ zukes! (and a few melons in there too!)

i know you cannot wait to see what you’re canning in august (omg august already, what happened!?) miss julia of what julia ate has until this friday at midnight to let you know what you will be putting to jar.

can jammers please note that your recipe must be posted between sunday august 15th and friday august 20th with friday the 20th at midnight being the deadline

and please, please, please pop over to the can jam flickr page to see some great photos of your fellow jammers efforts!

as if above wasn’t enough. i have another exciting announcement to make:

margaret at the very lovely blog away to garden has invited me to participate in a 3rd year running, cross-blog celebration of the wonderful bounty of summer!

today is the kick-off celebration & guess what we’re celebrating?

cukes n’ zukes!

…how convenient. ;)



here’s the rest of the schedule:

8/4 – corn
8/11 – herbs, green & beans
8/18 stone fruit
8/25 tomatoes

that’s the plan and i’m in good company, ’cause here’s the group of bloggers that’ll be rantin’ & ravin’ along with me [this week] about all things cukes n’ zukes:

away to garden
devour the blog
eating from the ground up
food 2
food philosophy
fn dish
gilded fork
gluten-free girl & the chef
healthy eats
just a taste
pinch my salt
san diego foodstuff
tea and cookies
the sister project
the wright recipes
tuscan diva
white on rice couple

click on the links to get even more delicious ideas for summer cucurbits!

summer fest 2010 is a celebration peeps! that means you’re invited to pop on all the participating bloggers’ sites and comment on your favorite way to celebrate the week’s bounty-in-focus. link to your own, or a favorite recipe, give us tips, stories, etc. we want to hear it! and if you’re all a-twitter, here’s the hashtag #summerfood

don’t ya just love the interweb?

…i wanna hear some roaring about cukes n’ zukes down there! and of course, i wanna know how you’re gettin’ those babies in jars.


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