Sandwich Pickles

Crisp cucumber pickles on a sandwich give a nice crunch and flavor burst. The cucumbers in this recipe are cold pickled so, with the exception of adding the boiling hot brine to each jar filled with sliced cucumbers, dill, garlic, and pickling spices, there is no cooking involved.  Once the jars are capped and cooled we store them in the fridge for up to 30 days. … Continue reading Sandwich Pickles

Takuan-style Pickled Daikon Radish with Turmeric

If you have ever had a sushi roll you may have noticed a bright, almost neon yellow colored component in the roll.  It is “takuan”, the Japanese term for lacto-fermented daikon radish, which we grow, that has been pickled with a number of different ingredients, in particular, persimmon peels, which is what gives takuan it’s most noticeable characteristic, color. The photo below is of commercially … Continue reading Takuan-style Pickled Daikon Radish with Turmeric

Pickled Green Beans

Our green beans are in season and plentiful now. However, they do best in warm weather, so in a few months with cooler temperatures,  they won’t be as abundant. Pickling and canning several jars now, while they are in peak season, is a great way to ensure that you can enjoy them later when they are no longer available fresh. Preparation Time:  30 minutes Cooking Time: … Continue reading Pickled Green Beans