Wednesday, August 22, 2007

june bugs in August,Christmas pickles

Hi Darlings,so much going on with taking care of my father,was at Gulf Shores at my sister's house for a while,I was able to gather some sea shells.
After I got home with Daddy I saw this June Bug and thought of a great painting.
I am off to visit y'all to see whats been going on.
Red ones
Go fetch y'all some cucumbers out of the garden,about 18 big ones.
do your picking early in the morning about sun up so its not so hot outside.
wash,peel and remove seeds ifen you wont to,I do and so did MaMa. cut cucumbers into rings.
mix up in mamas large/huge glass bowl,enamel pan or stone crock.
8 and 1/2 quarts of water and 2 cups of pickling lime
with MaMas wooden spoon mix up real good,let em soke overnight 24 hours and stir several times.
after sokeing overnight for 24 hours
wash and rinse 3 different times real good,then cover with ice water for 3 hours.

in a nother glass bowl mix up
1 tablespoon alum
2 cups water from the spickit
2 cups white vinegar
1 and 1/2 tablespoons red food colouring
10 ounces of red cinammon candies
10 cups white sugar
6 cinnamon sticks
mix up good and drain cucumbers and add to syrup
cover and simmer in a enamel pan for 2 hours.remove pan from wood stove
let sat after simmering for 24 hours then pack in very hot jars and seal.
if the jars dont seal while cooling down then use a waher bath and they will seal.

Green ones
Fetch y'alls 14-big cucumbers,wash,peel and remove seeds.
do the same as the red pickles overnight in lime water
to make y'alls syrup mix up
2 quarts of white vinegar
8 cups sugar
1 tablespoon salt
stir till desolved pore over cucumbers let sat 6 hours
next add some cloves to taste.mama used about1&1/2 to 2 tablespoons
boil cucumbers an syrup for 35 minutes then fill hot jars and seal
on both recipes y'all have to leave about 1/2 inch head space when sealing the jars.

ooxx to you all.


smileymamaT said...

Hello dear! Thanks for stopping by. Lookit that big green junebug...ours don't have any colors, no wonder it made you think of painting!
Welcome back!
:) T

Lisa Kaus said...

thank you for stopping by--
I have not forgot about you- terribly busy- love my new piece- thanks a bunch!

Lisa said...

I love June bugs. It's really good to see you here again. I had missed you bunches. I'm sending hugs and love to you and your dad.

I'm sorry if I already commented. I accidentally hit a button and the comments disappeared. I don't know where they went. LOL


ancient one said...

So good to have you back. My mouth is watering just reading the recipes for the pickles. I've been watching your items sell on eBay. Congratulations! Glad you got to spend some time with your dad and Sister. ~ann

Flassie's Fil'a said...

It is so nice of you to stop by. What fun gathering Shells and visiting with your sister and busy as a June Bug in August. LOL! Looking forward to seeing the new painting. Thanks for sharing the recipes. Yummy! {{{Love and Hugs to You and Your Father}}}!

Kel's Kreation said...

The green one remind me of the pickles I just put up. It is nice to find another canner.

kansasrose said...

Soo pretty pickles! Thanks for posting the recipe! Wish we lived closer to can together. Women canning in the kitchen is the best time! Love you! Jenny

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh gosh Jessie. June bugs give me the shivers. I once got one down my top while driving and almost drove into a tree. But, those pickles sound good!