Hi friends! This month the Food In Jars Mastery Challenge is “cold pack preserving!” I’ve got some easy carrot and cauliflower pickles to share with you. First though, you may be asking “What the heck does cold pack preserving mean?” Well, cold pack preserving simply means you place your product in canning jars when it’s cold (or raw in this case). The food isn’t cooked first. The brine or syrup that goes over it is usually hot, but the food itself is not. Does that make sense? Cold packs are most often done with fruits you don’t want to get soft or with vegetables to keep them crisp.
Spice them up by adding mustard seeds or peppercorns to the bottom of the jars. Adjust the seasonings to your own taste. Personally, I like a bit more garlic in mine.
Do you like pickled vegetables? What’s your favorite? Here are two more recipes for you to try:
Quick Garlic and Dill Refrigerator Pickles