As I mentioned while describing the pros and cons of pickling, the process, whether using vinegar or salt brine, safely preserves low-acid foods and can be varied to incorporate your favorite flavors and the size of your harvest. Pickling is a preservation technique but not a storage one; you need to pair it with canning or refrigerating. Some tips and tricks will help you successfully make pickles.
How’s your garden growing? If it’s anything like mine, you’ve moved beyond planting to weeding and harvesting—and harvesting, and harvesting. With so much food coming ripe so quickly, it’s time to dig out the canning kettle, dehydrator, crocks, and other preservation tools that will let you enjoy homegrown (or farm fresh from a CSA) produce the rest of the year.
Later this month, I’ll be teaching a free online workshop through Free the Seeds that focuses on preparing to preserve your harvest. It’s a big topic, with far more information than I can share in one session, so I’ll be expanding on that topic all month here at Twice as Tasty. Be sure to join me online July 15 so that I can answer your questions directly (sign up for the Free the Seeds mailing list to receive a registration email), and then check back here for additional tips, tools, and recipes that save your harvest. You’ll also find pages of information on basic tools and techniques here.
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I can hardly believe it: Twice as Tasty turns 4 this month! It’s been a year of growth and change, particularly with my focus in recent months on writing my first cookbook. But the blog and Twice as Tasty Live have grown in other areas as well, with a jump in online readership, an explosion of interest in baking with sourdough, and more workshops focused on eating well year-round.
Thanks for being part of the journey—your interest, questions, and feedback keep me returning to my computer each week to share new recipes, techniques, and ideas. Many of these can be found in the ever-growing recipe index. If you’ve been following along steadily, let me jog your memory with a few of the year’s highlights. If you’re new to the blog or have missed some of the latest news, here’s your chance to catch up. Skip down the page for more on what’s in store for the rest of the year.
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I apologize for regular no blog post today. I just filed the last of 125 recipes for my forthcoming pickling cookbook (scheduled for release this fall). Hooray! But I must admit: I’m out of words at the moment. Look for a fresh post next week. In the meantime, I proudly present some beautiful test batches for your viewing pleasure. This book is going to be delicious.
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