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It’s Pickle Time. Filling The Pantry


pickle spice available at Lizzy Lane Farm Botanicals on Etsy

Pickle Spices

We lost every single last tomato from our garden this year due to my stupid decision to plant non-certified potato seed. Very heart breaking since I loved and babied 40+ tomato plants since February so I would have plenty for the pantry.  Our potatoes and tomatoes came down with Late Blight and every last tomato rotted on the vine, what a gross, sad mess to clean up.

I was lucky in that my sister had plenty green tomatoes to share so I broke out my Grandmother’s piccalilli recipe and went to work.

Piccallili ready to put into jars and process

Also since I put in a late planting of cucumbers that are at the peak of production right now I am also making a few more batches of pickles. This is handy and I will do it again because the canning rush at the height of the growing season is over and I’m not so rushed in getting these done.

To save a little time, I have pre blended a large batch of the pickle spices and they are offered to help save you a step in your pantry filling tasks this season.

Whole Clove in glass Jars from our Etsy Farm Store


New Spice Jars at This one is Dill Seed

A new and growing line of fresh dried spices in glass spice jars in the Farm Store at Etsy.

I don’t really have a set recipe for these pickles since I never know how many cucumber I will have. What I do is wash, peal, slice the cucumbers then pack them into clean pint jars. Next I count the number of jars I have filled and place enough white vinegar into my large stock pot with 1/3 being water. Bring this to a boil with a bit of sugar and pre-mixed spices. Then adjust by adding more spices or sugar until they taste just right. I boil a bit longer and cover the cukes in the jar, seal and process. I tell you this because it’s how I do it, not an approved method I’m sure.

Our own farm house blend– A good all-around pickling spice blend for general pickling and marinating, they are a tasty blend of Coriander, Dill, Mustard, Bay, Cassia, Red Pepper, and Allspice.

I also would like to mention our new line of fresh dried spices in our Etsy shop. All are available in these beautiful and refillable glass (air tight) jars or in bulk to fill your pantry.

our new line of fresh dried spices in beautiful glass jars

Part of our new and growing line of fresh dried spices. Available in these beautiful glass spice jars or in bulk to fill your pantry.

So how is your pickle making going this year? Tried any new recipes?

New Glass Bottles are listed

our Etsy christmas in july sale

Don’t forget our annual Christmas in July Sale, going on now until 7/31/2012. Everything including these new bottles are on sale. A great time to start your shopping early or to stock up on supplies for your christmas crafting.

apartacary glass bottles with stopper tops

First up is the beautiful cobalt blue square glass bottle. It holds 12 ounces and is about 8″ with the stopper.

This would be beautiful on any night table, vanity or even in the kitchen to hold your favorite olive oil or vinegar.

A few luck ones on my Christmas list are going to get a set of these for their kitchens.

1 ounce glass bottles with glass dropper caps now in our Etsy shopHere they are after many requests from our friends and customers.

1 ounce amber glass bottles with glass dropper caps.  These are nice heavy amber glass, not painted glass.

Available as a single bottle and glass dropper cap and in sets of 4. Perfect for holding your herbal creations. A word of caution for you, pure essential oils will turn these rubber bulbs into a sticky, mess and leak if left on the bottles. They do work very well when diluted with a carrier oil.

1 ounce amber glass with cap

Here they are with the regular caps.

Also available as a single bottle 1 ounce amber glass bottle with cap or in sets of 4.

Here is our aparcary bottle, 1 ounce in emerald green. A Stunning color with a glass stopper. Sold individually in our Etsy store.

You can convo. me from Etsy shop and I would be happy to put up a special listing for you if you need a larger quantity with a price break.

large 12 ounce square cobalt blue bottle with glass stopper top

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