Master Gardener Ed Buyarski provides an update on some of the favorite berry crops in Juneau and reveals his mother’s pickling recipe.
Mary Buyarski’s Garlic Dill Pickles
1/2 cup pickling salt
1 quart white vinegar
2 quarts water
Boil the brine
Add as much garlic as you want into the bottom of quart jars
Add stem of fresh dill with head and seeds (or tsp of dry dill)
Pack veggies tight
Use cucumbers; either whole, spears, or chips
Peapods, beans, zucchini, and carrots can also be pickled
Add 1/8 tsp Alum or cherry leaf on top for crispness
Add boiling brine to jars
Put on clean jar lids and rings, and close finger tight
Process jars for 10 minutes in a boiling water bath
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