2017 Production Report

Pickled Brussels Sprouts (2-5)  Iacopi had his little marble-size Brussels sprouts at the Marin Farmers’ Market today, so i got enough to make six jars.  Only flavoring in this batch is a teaspoon of white mustard seed and one chile pequin.

RLM – Rangpur Lime Marmalade (4-26)  Carol and i went to lunch the other day, and afterwards she offered me some of her Rangpur limes.  Well, who can say no?  Besides, owing to all our rain, her tree has a bumper crop this year.  I went ahead and took the trouble to hand slice the little things since they’re too fine to be just brutalized in the Cuisinart.

Pickled Asparagus (4-30, 5-9)  Fans have recently given me some taller jars suitable for asparagus, so i’m using them.  This was a great favorite year before last when i experimented around and discovered that to pickle asparagus all you needed to do was pack the asparagus into the jars, pour boiling pickling solution in, and screw the lids on.  The heat of the solution is sufficient to lightly cook the asparagus without making it all mushy.

CPK – Cherry Jam with Patak’s Lime Relish (5-3, 5-14)  This jam is such a favorite among my eaters that i used my first cherries of the year to make it.  Then made another batch later so as to have plenty.

CAL – Plain old cherry jam (5-11) The little roadside produce stand on North Petaluma Boulevard is back in business.  High quality, low prices, nice folks.

TLM – Two Lime Marmalade (5-12) OK this one is an experiment.  I had two pounds of Carol’s Rangpur limes left over from the batch of marmalade i made on 4-26, so i bought three pounds of regular limes from Lola’s and mixed them together.  The peels of the regular limes are much tougher, so they barely softened enough and carry a bitter whang, but this is still a very interesting marmalade.


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