Saturday, September 3, 2011

Never to Early for the Holiday Season...

Ugh... Its a few short weeks until everyone I know and love will turn into lunatics, and I will be broke, ha, broker. So I decided to be proactive. Since no one I know or love reads this, I can share it with my followers...err... myself. lol. So since I have many many MANY peppers from my lovely sister and her garden I am going to be making pickled peppercini's, with apples from my Aunts tree that is over flowing, I am attepting apple butter (with the help of my beloved crockpot, oh crockpot, love of my life) and back by popular demand, pickled carrots! So why all this pickling? isnt pickling hard? What about botulism? Let me answer all of this loves.

These are refridgerator pickles, so I dont have to worry so much about scary things growing in them. also, applebutter? Freezer fodder till holidays hit :) And for all my pickled things, Im using the same basic brine:

2C Vinager (they suggest apple cider but I used white last year and it was great)
2C water
1/4C White Sugar
1.5 tsp salt

bring it to a boil, and place the vegi's into the jars, along with herbs and spices. This is great so I can flavor each jar seperatly! Pour boiling brine over vegi's, let cool and store in the fridge until yummy.

Its really easy. I bought like 20 mason jars last year for like $10, the little ones (which are cuter for gifts!) and will again this year. Also, I have been saving cute salsa and fruit jars, and picked some masons up from my neighbor. Nice ;)

So school started on Thursday. Its going to be sooooo good for me. Im ready to get my ass kicked!

And yes, pictures are coming, its just hard when Im updating from Corporate coffee shop.

Ohh! I have started a little challenge! Im going to attept to DRAW every day for one year. In my little sketch book... So this isnt going to include the massive amounts of drawing I will be doing at school. I have tried to do this before and always fail.. I may fail now... But maybe I wont ;)


  1. How long will the pickled peppers and the apple butter keep in the refrigerator? Are you going to post your sketches?

  2. Wow! A reader! lol! First thank you!!! Second, sketches will come soon, and refrigerator pickles and such they rate for 1 month in the fridge but I have gone 3-4 and been just fine. Just use your nose and taste buds, if anything seems off chuck it. The apple butter is good for 1 month int he fridge, but 1 year in the freezer :)