Now that spring has sprung let's get to thinking canning. Here's a roundup of some terrific recipes that make the most of our early harvest vegetables.
How about some great inspirations for your canning ventures from these recipes using our early harvest crops? Asparagus, Rhubarb, the Allium Genus (garlic, onions, shallots, chives, leeks) = Read on - there is stuff here for all levels of canners, experienced through refrigerator-pickle-only.
Let's start with a delectable recipe from Kelsey In Cleveland's Blog for Pickled Shallots and Garlic
Let's look at a recipe for traditional English Malt Vinegar Pickled Onions. I'm not sure if I can think of a more delectable use of the onion. This recipe from Five Flavours suggests that both a malt and an apple cider vinegar batch were made with success.
I think this recipe for it's cheeky title as well as its' enticing subject title - Maple, spicy, garlic, dill pickled wild leeks! - Hows that for a title? ;) - whoa hold on! wild and garlic and spicy and pickled AND maple - sounds like a plan
The venerable Food In Jars Blog has Ten Ways to Use and Preserve Rhubarb with lots of great recipe ideas
The folks over at Rhubarbinfo.com give you everything you've ever wanted to know about rhubarb AND some recipes. Here's an intriguing one for
Spiced Rhubarb Pickles that sounds really good and different.
Here's a twist to the usual rhubarb preserve recipes - A Brown Table's indian-style sweet and sour pickled rhubarb recipe is sure to turn heads. Classic rhubarb is paired with aromatic spices like turmeric, cumin, chile, ginger root, fenugreek. Also purported as being a valuable aid to digestion, even cancer-fighting properties.
Here's a quick recipe for a refrigerator pickled asparagus for those in a hurry - Putney Farm's Pickled Asparagus Recipe
A hot kick to your asparagus tickle your fancy? Head over to Putting Up With Erin for her fantastic Pepper & Garlic Pickled Asparagus or Leena Cooks n Cans for this great recipe - Leena Cooks n Cans: Spicy Dill Pickled Asparagus