Thursday, May 17, 2012

Green Beans round 1

We planted enough green beans to actually have enough at one time to put them up!

There is nothing like fresh, organic home grown produce!  The night we (well, Adrienne!) picked them we had a pot full cooked with onions and home cured bacon.  =)  Yum!

We call this "add some beans" salad instead of three bean salad!    

The brine:  apple cider vinegar, water, sugar, pickling salt, mustard seed and celery seed. 
Filling the jars...

Boiling water bath canning for acid/pickled foods....we just use our pressure canner pot because it holds more jars and fits on our stove better.
 Pretty!  To serve we'll add a can or two of other beans such as kidney or garbanzos and some olive oil.  If they are too sweet, which is very likely, we'll add a splash of vinegar (and make a note on the recipe!).  I made this recipe YEARS ago, one time.  Pleas had visited the farmer's market with a friend and came home late on a hot Saturday afternoon with a case of green beans!  Needless to say, I wasn't too thrilled at the time...but he DID help me put them up!
 The recipe said it would make 5 pints, we got 8 pints from 4 pounds of green beans....