24 Sep Simple Pickled Veggies (Cucumbers, Carrots, & Beets)
Dill pickles are a classic which I typically do every year, but I love pickling other vegetables too like carrots, beets, kohlrabi, and even cauliflower. I enjoy experimenting with different flavors such as Curried Pickled Cauliflower or Clove Pickled Beets. However, I always go back to this classic recipe that keeps things simple and easy.
I wanted to share with you, my staple pickling recipe so you can preserve the beautiful produce from your garden year-round. Giving canning away at Christmas is something that is special to me. There is something about growing food from seed, loving it, caring for it and then turning it into canned goods to give to those I love that is a way that you can truly give a gift from the heart.
If you are new to canning that is ok! This is an easy to follow the method below where I give you step-by-step instructions to follow. A basic canning kit is inexpensive but I do recommend you buy one. You want a cradle that will hold your mason jars in your pot, this helps you to lower and remove the cans safely without burning yourself. I also bought a little canning toolkit (about $10.00 from Canadian tire or Walmart). This kit includes a spout that you place onto the jar to easily pour the brine into the jar without spilling, a little tool to push the contents down into the jar to pack it into removing any air bubbles, and finally, a set of tongs that help you remove the jars from the hot water. I would love to hear how your canning adventures go, leave me a comment below!