Wednesday, September 14, 2016

More Canning from Summer 2016

We've eaten a lot of the produce from the garden fresh this summer, but I'm still trying to can things too.  I was hoping to can massive amounts of tomatoes in all form, but have been struggling with what I think may be blight on the fruit of my larger tomatoes.  Probably as a result of all the rain we've had.  Regardless, I was able to find enough tomatoes and jalapenos to make a batch of salsa.

While I only got 5 pints (plus about a half pint I didn't can but ate immediately on chips, spoiling both my lunch and dinner) from the effort, I was pleased, since it was my first attempt at canning salsa.  It isn't quite as chunky as I'd like, but it has excellent flavor.

I also decided to try to make pickled eggs.  We have some excess eggs, and I thought maybe the boys would like them.  They seem to like all other things pickled.  I confess that I have never eaten a pickled egg.  They always look so.....creepy....floating around in there.  Like something you'd see in a curiosity cabinet from 1911 on dusty shelves next to jars of double headed snakes and an octopus brain. 

As of the time I am writing this post, the pickled eggs are still curing.  I am going to be brave and try one.  It'll be interesting to see if anyone in the family likes them.  Maybe we'll get lucky and everyone will.  If so, I might try to make a spicier version with jalapenos - since I have excess in my garden to use up.

Readers - have you ever eaten a pickled egg? 

27 comments:

Tom said...

Darn, I haven't canned a thing this year!

Vicki said...

I have never tried pickled eggs. However, my Dad and I used to share a jar of pickled pig's feet now and then when I was a kid. I think they might have looked more creepy than the pickled eggs. :)

PioneerPreppy said...

I never been a fan of pickled eggs but will be interested to see what you think of your own.

Sunnybrook Farm said...

We had a poor tomato crop this year, just too much rain and the weeds also got out of control. I wasn't able to get the tomato rows mounded up this year which seems to help keep the plants from getting too wet. Your chunky salsa looks good, maybe the eggs will be a hit with the boys.

Sally said...

I've seen pickled eggs in stores, but never tried them. I hope y'all like them though. The salsa looks so pretty!

Have you ever had pickled pigs feet? LOL

xoxo

Sandra Morris said...

Homemade salsa is the best!!

I hope you let us know how the pickled eggs turned out. I have never tried one either!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

The salsa looks delicious! Would love to know how you liked the eggs. I would try one!

Harry Flashman said...

Pickled eggs are popular here and just about everybody likes them that I know of. I hope your family enjoys them as they are a great source of protein.

I have vast quantities of canned food stored, but I confess a certain disappointment that it's all purchased. The jars of food, grown on your own land and preserved by your own hands, have a psychological power that mere cases of cans will never have.

Alica said...

Pickled eggs?! YES! They are almost a staple around here...but we call them red beet eggs. I hard boil the eggs, peel them,and put them into a container with pickled beets (homegrown or store bought...either way). They are some of my favorites, and often the first to disappear at potluck dinners! I hope you enjoy yours!

Ginny Hartzler said...

No, I have not. But I totally agree with your humorous comment on them. Yes, way too creepy to eat. They LOOK like they would kill you! I would love a full report on your tasting, plus pictures of the inside. I don't think I have ever seen the inside of one. My grandma used to soak hard boiled eggs in beet juice and make them a pretty pink. But that would be soaked eggs, not pickled. If you eat a tomato that has blight, would you get really sick?

Bas van Es said...

ja het is prima te eten en ook goed om te verwerken.

Karen S. said...

Bravo, this is something I enjoy, made by the hands of someone else so far! I've yet to can myself!

camp and cottage living said...

Your salsa looks good, Lisa. We have canned some in the past too. I will be interested in hearing how those pickled eggs taste! We just canned butter...

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I have never eaten a pickled egg, and like you, I have always found them kind of creepy looking. But I would try one--just maybe not one from a less-than-clean looking store where they have them sitting in a jar on the counter. lol

troutbirder said...

Never and yes it does look sort of creepy. Still I do love to try new things and the whole concept seems good...:)

Out on the prairie said...

i remember my grandma cooking them in some beet juice to make them pink

Lin said...

We used to get a pickled egg at a bar when I was in college. Uh...prepare for major gaseous fumes...if you know what I mean.

Vera said...

Never tried pickled eggs so await with interest your first tasting!

Buttons Thoughts said...

Smiling with your description of your eggs sound very appealing :) My brother loved them I do not remember trying one for a very long time. Salsa looks good. Hug B

Mere said...

Never had a pickled egg...but I'll try anything once! Let me know how the turn out. I agree with your assessment on them belonging on a shelf with formaldehyde filled jars of creepy things.

Caren Gittleman said...

I am dying over your salsa! Love salsa! For some reason I am thinking that somewhere along the way I must have tried pickled eggs (because I am a major "foodie") but can't remember, now I am curious! catchatwithcarenandcody

Robert Bennett said...

While I'm not a fan of pickled eggs, I absolutely love a good, fresh salsa. My stepdad taught me how to make Pico de Gallo and I can just eat that stuff like candy. :)

Maggid said...

please let us know about those eggs . . . I've never had one, either -
Confident YOURS will turn out splendid.

alissa apel said...

I have once before.

We canned tomato sauce, then picked peppers. We need to do tomatoes once again, and jam. I'm waiting until it gets colder out. Then I will warm my house up.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I think pickled eggs are yummy!
the salsa looks very yummy too
love
tweedles

Annette said...

I sure haven't. I don't even think I've heard of a picked egg until now. Maybe your family will love them.

indah nuria Savitri said...

double headed snakes and octopus brain? Oh my :)...but it's great that you have them all preserved, not wasted.