I grew up in a family that canned everything... well almost everything. My mom used to can venison... do you know what that is??? I also have a father who grows an enormous garden. So, since I'm a school teacher and I have my summers off, I had some time to can.delicious marinade. But there were way more than I could eat. So, I bottled some pickles. I used an old family recipe. I don't know if they turned out that great. I used fresh dill the first time and later found out you are supposed to use dried dill. The other batches have dried dill, but I haven't tried the pickles yet. If anyone has a good recipes for pickles, I'd love one!!!
I also bottled a batch of our family's favorite relish. It's not dill relish, it's not sweet relish.. I'm not sure how to describe it. It's yellow and it's delicious.
I also bottled some dill relish. I used this recipe on Tasty Kitchen. I think it turned out pretty good. I love these adorable free printable labels for the jar. They are much cuter than just writing on the lid with a permanent marker (which is what I normally do)
Then, I thought I'd try my hand at pickling some banana peppers. We had a lot of them and thought I'd give it a try. I used this recipe on the National Center for Home Food Preservation. I haven't tasted them yet... I figured they needed to cure.
The last thing that I canned was salsa. I hadn't wanted to can salsa because I thought it would be too hard. But when I realized I could chop everything in the food processor... I figured I'd give it a try. I found this recipe on Get Off Your Butt and Bake. It is delicious!!! I made mine really mild... cuz that's how I love it.
School has started and I'm not sure if I'm up for canning anything else.... but I'm looking forward to canning more salsa next year because we've already eaten 1 1/2 jars!!!