Yesterday was canning day! My friend Andrea and I make pickles every summer. This year we made bread and butter pickles. I documented our process! It's a fun, long, hot, productive day! I really enjoy canning even though it's a lot of work. The outcome is quite satisfying. Hearing the "ping" of sealing jars is a great sound! You can see all of my photos at my flickr, but here are a few! :)
Step one: Cut the cucumbers and onions.
Step two: Ice the cucs and onions for three hours.
Step three: cook the cucs and onions in the mix of vinegar, sugar, and spices.
Step four: Scoop the mix into jars. (very carefully!)
Step five: "bathe" the jars to create the seal on the jars.
Step six: Let them sit to cool, and admire your handiwork! :)