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
- Owners of the dilapidated Bergmann Hotel say they are selling their downtown properties. The historic hotel was shut down in March after being condemned by the city over safety hazards.
- The remains of Kyle Stevens, 31, have been found. Missing after taking off from Russian Mission last week, Stevens’ body was recovered Friday in the Yukon River near the village. The crashed plane was found days earlier.
- Tribal groups from opposite ends of the state have formed an alliance to fight mines they say threaten traditional fisheries.
- The deadline for bids and public comment on a proposed Haines-area timber sale has been extended. The University of Alaska is offering up 400 acres of old growth Sitka spruce and western hemlock on the Chilkat Peninsula.