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How to Pickle Vegetables

I am always trying to find items in the cabinet that can be used more than once. I was faced with trying to find an item to help me keep my peppers that I was pickling submerged in the solution rather than rising to the top. I came up with the idea of filling a gallon zip lock bag with water and placing it on the top of the peppers. Amazingly, it kept them completely submerged for the 18 hours I needed and I was able to reuse the plastic bag.

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March 2, 2012

This video by the Alaska Cooperative Extension Service gives a thorough explanation of the process and benefits of preserving your vegetables by pickling them.

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I have a pickled vegetables recipe that calls for pearl onions, could I use the cans of pearl onions for this? I found canned pearl onions at Wal-mart. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

By ellen tinder from Holden, MO

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September 30, 2010

When the pickle jar gets empty, don't throw out that pickle juice. Drop carrot sticks or zucchini slices into the juice and let marinade for a few days.

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