Sunday, August 24, 2014

Spooky Reclaimed Wood Sign

Listed in my Etsy shop for the up and coming Halloween Season is this Spooky sign that I made out of a reclaimed piece of wood.   Homestead 1863 Etsy Shop

Recent Road Trip

El Galeon Andalucia.  Tall ship that was featured in the television show Crossbones.

I captured this Windmill picture right out our hotel rooms front door in Amish Country.  
Bird in Hand, Pennsylvania 

Inlet....Ocean City, Maryland

Bread and Butter Pickles

Printable Recipe

Bread and Butter Pickles

* 5 pounds pickling cucumbers
* 1 large sweet onion, sliced really thin
* 1/3 cup Kosher salt
* 3 cups cider vinegar
* 2 1/2 cups sugar
* 1 tsp. ground tumeric
* 1 1/4 tsp. celery seeds
* 4 tsp. yellow mustard seeds
* 2 Tbsp. coriander seeds

Wash cucumbers and cut off those ends.  Slice crosswise into 1/4 inch slices.
 Toss in a large bowl with the salt and onion slices.  
Cover with about 4 to 6 cups of ice cubes and let sit for 4 hours or refrigerate 
overnight.  I left mine overnight in the refrigerator.  
At this point prepare your canning jars, lids and boiling water.

Add water to a large canner with rack and heat to about 180 degrees.  
The water should be high enough to be about 1 inch higher than the filled jar.  
In a large pot over medium heat, combine the other ingredients and bring to a boil.  
Add your cucumbers and onions to jars and laddlle your liquid to the jars.  
With a clean towel clean the mouth of the jars and put the lids on.

Place jars in the boiling water.....cover and process for 10 min.  
Carefully life the jars out and place on a cooling rack.
Makes about 6 pints

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