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October 16, 2011

Pickled Green Tomatoes

some of the last take from my organic garden
green tomatoes, cayenne and basil

fresh green tomato pickles

OK. I went to hear Sandor Katz last weekend and he is the Wild Fermentation author, and kraut, yogurt, vinegar, food preserver extraordinaire! Well, I really learned a lot, and I am not scared to try and make my own now. Basically, all one needs to make pickles is salt, liquid and cucumbers. Any veggie will do he says.

Well, I went home after the workshop, and started to close down my veggie bed. I had a bunch of basil, cayenne and green tomatoes. I thought I would like to make some fresh green tomatoes. I found a recipe on the internet, and here it is.

Boil the jar.
Rinse the tomatoes and cayenne.

the ratio is
1 pint water
1/2 cup vinegar
2 tablespoons salt
1 minced garlic
bring these to a sturdy simmer and make sure all the salt is dissolved

Put tomatoes and cayenne in a sterile jar
pour hot liquid over the tomatoes and cayenne
cool on the counter
close the lid and put in the fridge

Wait at least a few days before eating
Eat within a few months
Watch for mold etc, and don't eat if mold develops


At 10/17/11, 11:23 PM, Blogger William said...

Not only does it look like a piece of art, I bet it will taste yummy!

At 10/19/11, 12:40 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Thanks William, I haven't tried one yet, but I will be sure to report back. Maybe tonight will be a night try one.

At 10/21/11, 3:47 PM, Anonymous Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh these look so good. We still have some green tomatoes in our garden and this would be a great way to use them!! Thanks.


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