Monday, May 18, 2015

Let's get to pickling ( peppers and asparagus that is)!


 What can you get for $3 and a dozen eggs?
All this apparently. I went to the Farmer's Market this morning and there was a man there with jalapenos from his hot house and this whole bunch of jalapenos was just $3. So I got those and then I traded 1 dozen eggs to a friend of mine for this beautiful asparagus. Look at it. Just lovely. We have finally planted some, but we won't be able to get a harvest from it until next year.

So after putting away some for our meals this week I still had quite a bit left and wanted to pickle some of it. My husband and I adore pickled jalapenos. We actually ran out about mid January and were quite sad. We put them on pizza, tacos, potatoes, frittatas, omelets etc. We use them on. everything. So I was glad to fill up this jar with the peppers. I hoe to put up many many more from our garden this year as well.

 And just look at those asparagus. Again, I may enter those into the fair. They are (almost) too pretty to eat. I will sauté some up tonight as well for supper. Good stuff. The jalapenos are basically just vinegar and water and some pickling salt. I added garlic and dill to the asparagus mixture. Good eatin'!
If ya'll have been keeping up with my 2015 caning totals you can peak at it here.
Happy Homesteading Y'all!


  1. Ooooh, pickled asparagus. I just tried some this weekend at a friend's, and oh my stars. That's some good eatin'!
    Love how you bartered for the goodies. Enjoy!

  2. Pickled asparagus sure does sound good. My cousin used to pickle fresh green bean and they sure were delicious to open in the winter. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  3. Pickled asparagus is amazing. I have a whole canner load going right now.

  4. I have to try! Love pickling pickles. Haven't tried asparagus yet. Thanks for sharing on Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party!