Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
When you're drowning in summer squash (and/or if there's a hurricane on the way) make some emergency pickles. You won't regret it.
Mustard Pickles remind me of my great grandma. She used to make all kinds. A deliciously old-fashioned and frugal concoction, they preserve and liven up over abundant produce during the summer season.
This is the recipe that makes me yearn for our zucchini plants to over-produce.
Have more squash than you know what to do with? Just getting started in pickling? Here are some basic instructions for basic cucumber or squash pickles.
I pickle everything! Zucchini is ready NOW so they get pickled first.
What to do with all that zucchini? Sub it for cucumbers for easy refrigerator pickles! After a few days marinating in the frig, these are colored nicely, packed with flavor, and crisp. Even zucchini haters will like them. Easy, no-canning method.