Tuesday, June 17, 2008

good morning, be sure to check out the update for Lyle's farm at www.knoxie.shutterfly.com he has concrete walls now. You know how if you raise one little cherry tomato plant you end up with thousands of cherry tomatoes, well I was googling this morning and found this recipe I think I will try.

Pickled Tomatoes (Mom) Ingredients
Grape leaves
Cherry tomatoes
1 qt Vinegar (white)
Dill seeds
3 qt Water
Garlic cloves
1 c Salt
Black pepper, whole
1/2 ts Alum
Instructions for Pickled Tomatoes (Mom)Let tomatoes stand in cold water a while, then wash (in cold water). Drain and put in jars. For each pint jar, put in a teaspoon of dill seeds, 3 or 4 cloves of garlic and 8 to 10 peppercorns. Tuck a grape leaf into each jar, over tomatoes. MAKE SOLUTION: Combine vinegar, 3 quarts of water, the salt and alum. Bring to rolling boil; lower heat and boil 3 to 4 minutes. Pour into sterilized jars up to shoulder (line). Seal immediately with sterile lid. To sterilize jars, put jars in pan of water upside down. Boil water and cool. (Water is sucked up into jars.

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