Gardentalk – Berry picking and pickling


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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