Pickling Spice Recipe

No additives. No preservatives. No MSG.   Nothing but real food and goodness.

pickling spice

I’ve tweaked this recipe to my version of perfection!

Pickling Spice

2 cinnamon sticks (crushed)

5 bay leaves

6 tablespoons mustard seed

2 teaspoons whole black peppercorn

1 teaspoon allspice

1 teaspoon whole cloves

1 teaspoon mace

1 teaspoon dill seed

1 teaspoon ground ginger

6 teaspoons corriander seed

3 teaspoons red pepper flakes

Spicy Spices

We cook

a lot

You probably already know that though.

and I’m sick of how cruddy the spice cabinet looks

We buy bulk from a local spice store: Molly Bea’s Ingredients (so inexpensive compared to the McChain store)

Not wanting to spend mega-bucks on spice containers (ugly spice containers) the beautiful herbs and spices just sat. Ugly.

Until

inspiration struck!

and now

oh

oh my

the cabinet doors should just be taken off

they’re too pretty to be hid away now

What do you think?!

because I am in love.

Freezing Sweet Corn on the Cob



Freezing sweet corn on the cob is so simple.

1. Shuck it (take the husks & silks off)
2. Blanch it (Boil it for 6 minutes)
3. Cool it (in ice water)
3. Freeze it (in Ziplocs)
That’s it.
At $2.00/dozen, I’m freezing about 10 dozen on the cob and 5 dozen off the cob.
$30 for a year’s worth of corn.
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