13 Fantastic Pickling & Canning Recipes
This weekend really marked the start of MY SEASON. I have basically been locked up in the house all summer (super susceptible to heat stroke, not fun!), and now, with the cooler temperatures... freedom!
The change in season was also very apparent at the farmer's market. We'd gone to purchase some cider for a concentrated maple sap apple cider we've been planning. From looking at the armloads of food that other customers were carrying, it was apparent that many would be pickling & canning this weekend, or soon.
Our big pickling & canning plans this year only involve one thing - a big batch of our Hoppy IPA pickles. We've kind of ruined some of our friends for other pickles, and now we're out of them. Definitely aiming for a bigger batch this time.
Anyway, I thought it would be a good idea to blog a roundup of our favourite pickling / canning recipes, to aid those planning for their own farmer's market binge purchases this coming weekend 🙂
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Pickle Recipe Roundup
Pickled beets were my absolute favourite as a kid. I don't actually know who made the many jars of them that would line our basement shelves, but they were SO good.
As an adult, I had to develop my own recipe. Best beet pickles I've ever had! Especially great for use on salads with pear slices, goat cleese, some thinly sliced basil, and toasted walnuts. YUM.
Carrots are a really versatile vegetable when it comes to pickling - they can take a lot of different flavours really well. Pickle them plain, make garlic dill carrot spears, try some fresh ginger, or spice it up with jalapenos or pepper flakes.
This blog entry contained our two favourite ways of putting up carrots.
Behold, our Hoppy IPA Pickles! This is the recipe that has ruined friends for all other pickles, and has earned itself a fanclub.
Not only great for hopheads and homebrewers, the use of IPA and fresh hops in these pickles create a great, complex flavour - definitely unique.
I love dill pickles! You can keep all the sweet, "bread and butter", and mustard pickles... give me a great, crunchy dill pickle any time!
This is a great basic recipe, and a staple for anyone getting started with canning. Classic!
When I went on a big pickle making binge a few years back, I thought it would be cool to make some mixed root vegetable pickles. The pickles that resulted were not only pretty in the jar, but had great flavour and crunch!
Of all the pickle recipes I've created, I think this one is my favourite. I love the variety of colours, textures, and flavours in each jar. I even love eating the pickled garlic cloves at the bottom of each jar!
Quick, cheap and easy to make a TON of these - I totally recommend doing so!
Our Hoppy IPA Pickles were SUCH a hit, I decided to make a relish based on the flavours in the pickles. Hoppy IPA beers go so well with pickles in general, why NOT play up the bitter flavours of the hops in this gorgeous relish?
Goes really well on a variety of meats and fish.
This corn relish makes a great gift, or contribution to a backyard BBQ party. It’s also a great way to stretch the life of summer’s fresh produce… and my husband puts this on EVERYTHING. In his words, this relish “adds a delicious sweet crunch to ANYTHING”.
This roasted salsa verde is among the best salsa verdes we've had - the flavours are well balanced and work so well together; grilling brings a great smokiness to the mix.
This corn salsa is among the best salsas I've had - the flavours are all balanced and work well together, and the grilling brings a great smokiness to the mix.
This corn salsa verde is among the best salsa verde I've had - the flavours are all balanced and work well together, and the grilling brings a great smokiness to the mix.
This is the very first canning recipe I ever created, and it's a classic around here. This jelly is particularly popular to serve with crackers and cream cheese.
If you’re new to canning, this is a great recipe to start with. This Hot Red Pepper Jelly is easy to make, and super tasty. Try it on meats, or with cream cheese and crackers.
If you're enjoying the citrus season and find yourself overly blessed with clementines, this Clementine Marmalade Recipe is a great way to use them up!
So, that's it for now, I hope you enjoy these Pickling & Canning Recipes!
What are your plans for pickling & canning this year?
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