REAL dilly beans :) You know, the lacto-fermented awesome ones. Use the same exact recipe I used for the cucumbers (change up the seasonings, I mostly just did dill and garlic), and voila! You have some crunchy tastey dilly beans sitting on your counter in about 7 days! And they are good for your gut, too!
We can't grow peaches here. Let's face it, you can't do much when it comes to and orchard on a half acre of land that's sloped. But we can absolutely utilize our local farmers and orchards. We love Jenkins Orchards in Sperryville. The best best BEST you'll find around here. These peaches are delish!
You guys. YOU GUYS. I could bathe in the aroma that is currently filling my kitchen. Summer time is my favorite time of year, but only when it's harvest time! Any other time, I'm good with Fall ;) Yesterday I put together a crock of fermenting pickles. It's crazy stupid simple, you can do it easy peasy. I had to do something with these cucumbers, I've already made sweet pickles, now I needed some fermentation in my life. And, being the rebel that I am, I used pickling cucumbers AND a few of the smaller regular cucumbers. Sue me. I'm not a measurer, but all you have to do is throw together water, salt, dill, coriander, mustard seed, bay leaf, and peppercorns and let it set in a crock on your counter for a week or so. Honest to goodness, I mostly used dill, and a dash of the rest, but here's my eyeballing it recipe/ Here's the recipe for you: 8 cups water 2.5 tbs pink Himalayan sea salt 2 garlic cloves 2 tbs dried dill, or a bunch of fresh dill (chopped) 1 tbs. coriander, mustard seed, and peppercorns 1 bay leaf Pickling Cucumbers (enough to fill your crock but leave head space) 1. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan, add salt and boil until combined. Let cool for 5 mins. 2. Place your cucumbers in your crock, leaving enough head space for liquid to fill in. 3. Add remaining dry ingredients to the crock, and then pour salt brine over cucumbers until they are completely submerged. 4. If your cucumbers begin to float, add a fermentation weight or heavy bowl to the top. Cover the top of your crock with a secured towel and rubber band or string. 5. Allow to ferment on your counter top for at least 7 days. They will smell delightful! When finished, place into cans and refrigerate to slow the fermentation process, or keep them in a cool place in your pantry or root cellar (in the crock or in new jars),and they will continue to ferment until you're ready to eat them. Voila! You're done!
Dear Sweet Baby Jesus; Thank you...thank YOU...for making peach season. And all who agreed said... #amen #peaches #buylocal #homesteading
In our small town, people go around and hide painted rocks for others to find, and they always have a fun painting or inspirational quote on them. Last night, farmkid found this one 💚 Never lose hope. It can be found in the most peculiar of places! 💜👩🏻🌾 and don't forget to share hope, too. #culpeperrocks #hope
Ahh, the music choice my phone has given me today is perfection 👍🎶💜 #georgestrait #country #playit #summertime