Pickles and Peppers.

Today was a rainy, stay in home day in SF… SO I decided to CAN some stuff with my friend Rose. We bought all organic ingredients  from our local produce market on my street! This was easy and fun! The waiting is the hardest part!

This method of canning is referred to as brining  method, since we do not seal which would be the canning process.. a little simpler this way! Since we are performing a simple pickling process for short-term usage the canning method is not necessary.

For the canning I used half courts. You can buy an entire flat of these for under $15 dollars at hardware stores.

Pickles:

  • 6 small cucumbers (cut ends off and quarter)
  •  2 cups water
  • 2-3 tbsp celtic salt
  • 3 tbsp fresh dill
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 5 cloves whole garlic
  •  1 cup apple cider vinegar or white wine depending on your taste (I use apple)
Directions:
  • Wash cucumbers and place in mason jar
  • Place garlic, bay leaves and dill in jar with cucumbers
  • Mix salt and water together
  • Fill jar containing cucumbers and seasoning to the top with salt water mixture
  • Let sit in a cool place for 7 days
  • Store in fridge after opening
I also canned….
Peppers: 
  • 6 jalapeno
  • 2 banana peppers 
  •  5 cloves whole garlic
  • 2 cup  apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tbsp celtic salt
  • 3 tbsp dill
  • 1 tbsp cayenne
  • 1/2 lemon
Mix and make it happen.
Honestly you can do a variety of variations…. add any spice or any vegetable! Beets, string beans, carrots, onions, mustard seed, fennel, pepper, radishes… and the list goes on! Just wanna eat them now!!!

 

What is Apple cider vinegar: Vinegar is a product of fermentation. This is a process in which sugars in a food are broken down by bacteria and yeast. In the first stage of fermentation, the sugars are turned into alcohol. Then, if the alcohol ferments further, you get vinegar. The word comes from the French, meaning “sour wine.” While vinegar can be made from all sorts of things — like many fruits, vegetables, and grains — apple cider vinegar comes from pulverized apples.

INTERNAL BENEFITS: EXTERNAL BENEFITS:
  • Rich in enzymes & potassium
  • Support a healthy immune system
  • Helps control weight
  • Promotes digestion & ph Balance
  • Helps soothe dry throats
  • Helps remove body sludge toxins
  • Helps maintain healthy skin
  • Helps promote youthful, healthy bodies
  • Soothes irritated skin
  • Relieves muscle pain from exercise

 

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About Skinny Fat Kids

I am a fat kid at heart. I don’t start a day without planning a meal; whether it is cooking with friends or trying out a new spot. It might have something to do with being a Mexican/Italian.. Since I was young I loved to help out in the kitchen and was open to all types of food. I appreciate what cooking comes along with… Family, friends and times you will never forget. Food for me is something that you can make taste good even though it is healthy! People have no idea how easy it is to throw together a perfectly well balanced meal that provides them with all the essential nutrients one needs. Each of us have your unique genetic needs, tastes, backgrounds which can be factored into your food and nutrition plan. “Change is one constant in our lives.” You can rid disease and illness through food. Food is something people do not clearly understand. I strongly believe in cooking with local, seasonal, organic, and nutrient-rich ingredients as best as you can. It is essential to eat only grass fed dairy and meat because they provide more essential nutrients as well as high levels of vitamins. Having a garden and knowing where your food comes from is essential! I owe a lot to my mom who many can attest that she is a GREAT entertainer. She seems to always be having a “dinner party” and always throws together something delicious. My objective in this blog is to share my love and knowledge of food and cooking with all you peeps. I want to give you all ideas on how easy it is to eat healthy and make food taste good. I want the standard american diet to be something of the past… TBC
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One Response to Pickles and Peppers.

  1. I savor, cause I discovered exactly what I used to be looking for.
    You’ve ended my 4 day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a nice day.
    Bye

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