Pickles

This year,  for the first time, I grew Mexican Sour Gherkins, also known as cucamelons. They are in fact more closely related to melons than to cucumbers. The tiny grape sized fruit look like miniature watermelons and taste a bit like watermelon rind.   I included a few of these crunchy little morsels when I … More Pickles

Canning In The Rain

Yesterday was intended to be canning day but it took all the time I wanted to spend on it just halving and deseeding the jalapeños. Having gone through two cracked ceramic stovetops I have learned not subject the present stovetop to the weight of a canning operation. Instead, I set up the three burner Coleman® … More Canning In The Rain