"The real things haven't changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong."
~ Laura Ingalls Wilder

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Canning Season Begins

Things have been heating up here!  Yesterday I canned 14 pints and 5 quarts of Hot Pepper Rings. I really need to learn not order so much from my Farmer's Market...lol. I honestly had no idea I would get so many jars from a 1/2 bushel (this is why I decided to keep a canning journal!) I also learned that light, flimsy laytex gloves do not work well...my hands still feel a bit of the burn. I highly recommend a good pair of traditional  thick Rubber Gloves when canning hot peppers.This recipe is really quite easy though.
1/2 Bushel Banana Peppers (or less!)
Wash, deseed, and slice peppers
Canning Liquid:
1/4 cup canning salt
1 quart white vinegar
3 quarts water
(For a 1/2 bushel of peppers, I had to make two batches of liquid, so really one peck basket of peppers would be plenty and still yield about 12 pints)
Pack your sliced pepper rings into hot, sterilized jars. I added a clove of garlic to each jar as well. Wipe your jar rims and seal. Process full jars in a boiling water bath for no more than five minutes (or you'll have mushy peppers)
And when all is done, you'll have beautiful jars of Hot Pepper Rings to enjoy with Chili, Italian Pasta dishes, or on sandwiches!


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  2. You're going to have lots of peppers to enjoy this winter - good job! I'm your newest follower from the Social Parade and would love a follow back - thanks!

  3. Renee @ http://renee-joyjourney.com says,

    Your pictures of canned peppers caught my attention. My husband plans on canning some soon, as well, and your recipe will be helpful.

    I found you on the Social Parade and am your newest follower. I, too, have a Party in Paris Fridays Blog Hop. Feel free to stop over.


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  6. Perfect timing to pop in off the Social Parade! I have just come in with a bunch of banana peppers from the garden and this is exactly what I'll be doing with them. Looking forward to more of your posts. Following via GFC / Andrea