Category: Canning and Preserving

Grandma’s Dill Pickles

Grandma’s Dill Pickles Grandma’s Dill Pickles is a fast and easy recipe for the experience canner but it’s an especially great recipe for the first time ‘dill pickle’ maker like me. I’ve made many pickle-type recipes over the years, such as Spicy Refrigerator Pickles even a 

Concord Grape Jelly

Concord Grape Jelly

Homemade Concord Grape Jelly Concord grapes are grown mainly on the East Coast, but they can and do grow in other cool climates. The Concord grape is a beautiful, blue-black grape that often appears to have been dusted with powdered silver. This mild-flavored grape has 

Dilly Beans Small Batch

Dilly Beans Small Batch

Dilly Beans Small Batch

Dilly Beans Small Batch is just that, a small batch of one of my favorite things, fresh green beans. I could eat fresh, straight from the farm stand, (rinsed, of course) green beans all day long. Dilly beans, for me anyway, well they’re just plain good.

Small Batch

This recipe makes a small batch of dilly beans. You can make two quart jars like I did or make four pint size jars. The size of your jars will depend on the size of your beans too. I know what some of you may be thinking. “Why in the world would I want to make only two quart jars or four pint size jars of dilly beans? Isn’t that a waste of time?”

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Try it Out

The answer is no, it’s not a waste of time. I have never made dilly beans before so this was an experiment of sorts and if they didn’t turn out, oh well, so swell. Today when I stopped at my favorite farm stand, they were selling 2 1/2 pound bags of green beans for .75 cents. Well, that sealed the deal for me, time to give dilly beans a try. If for some reason the dilly beans didn’t turn out, I wouldn’t be out much but if they did turn out, yippee! I’ll be heading back down the highway to my favorite farm stand tomorrow to get me some more green beans. Then I can ‘can’ a huge batch of dilly beans! I proceeded to got in search for my canning supplies.