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July Can Jam: Melons & zucchini and a pickle #fail

Jul 23rd, 2010 Posted in Jam & Jelly Recipes, Pickles, Salsas, Condiments | Comments Off
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I wanted to experiment with pickles, and the July Can Jam challenge’s focus on zucchini was going to give me a great opportunity. Zucchini is coming into the farmers markets and grocery stores, and the simple zucchini relish recipe in the 75th Anniversary Ball Blue Book from 2009 seemed like the perfect chance to try pickles.

Then, after I tried the relish – well, my pickling skills need work. I must have done something wrong, but the relish isn’t the crispy hot-sweet relish I was aiming at. It’s kinda mushy – so maybe I cooked it too long? Not sure, but not the taste or texture I wanted – a pickle relish ##fail.
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