For the first time this year there were fresh jalapeños at the Durham farmer's market (cue dancing in the streets and tossing of the confetti)!!
My husband and I use a ton of pickled jalapeños and have a tough time making a freshly opened jar last very long, so I snatched up all four containers of the jalapeños. They ended up making 5 pints of pickled jalapeños. Not bad!
I found a very basic pickled jalapeño recipe where you just pour a vinegar brine over the sliced jalapeños and then put them in a water bath for 5 minutes. I'm so excited!! I didn't seed the jalapeños since the pickled jalapeños we buy at the store clearly have all the seeds. I wonder how spicy these will end up being?
Also, I always follow the instructions for how much headspace to leave when I fill the jars, and I ALWAYS end up with my produce floating up out of the liquid. What's up with that? I'll have to do some research and see if there is a way to prevent that from happening.
In other news, I just finished my first painting in many, many years! I loved painting when I was in school, and was a very.... shall we say 'enthusiastic' artist.
I'm not sure what I think of it yet, but I had a great time with the project. I got one of those 5-packs of the canvas-board, so I'll have to try my hand at something else.