It's pickle time!
I am so glad there is a farm stand nearby that I can support when the harvest starts rolling in. The women are always so helpful and patient as I fumble trying to decide what I want to buy, and how much of it. They have never once suggested that it might be a good idea to write down what I use each year. We all know it's true. It makes me happy to stop by Williams Farm in Cicero.
|Kirby or pickling cucmbers|
I am happy to be trying a different variety of cucumber for the bread and butter pickles this year. (That is easy to say now, but I am sure there will be a few moments of panic.) Hopefully we all learned a lesson from last year's debacle...the one in which someone turned down the temperature in the refrigerator in the garage...where the cucumbers were stored...so many frozen cucumbers!
Canning makes me happy because the results are yummy. It also makes me happy because it satisfies that incessant need I have to do something productive every day. I can point to all of the jars on the counter and say "THAT is what I did today".