------Ishbel Shawl - Frogged
As I mentioned earlier here, I either dropped a stitch or created an other yo while plowing through this small scarf in June. Soon thereafter, summer settled in and it was almost the most hot/humid one on record. I couldn't stand to be near wool, in any form...it was that unbearable. So, I put Ishbel down. Now as fall is settling in (officially arriving later this week) and I picked it back up, I have no idea what
Heirloom Tomato Salsa - Repurposed
I used a water-bath approved recipe for this salsa that called for vinegar found here. The proportions of tomato to vinegar was over powering as a salsa. I opened all the cans and threw them into the crackpot for a day and a haf. I pulsed them down with the immersion blender to a chunky consistency and added sugar and salt. Not sure of the acid level (I've lost my food grade ph slips) I pressure canned the Heirloom catsup in small jars. I'll give updates once it's cooled and refrigerated.
Sunshine Pickles - Failure
I searched high and low for sunshine pickle recipes. I not-so-secretly love pickles of all kinds. Once I found the hermetic jars here it was game-on.
After researching recipes I settled on what what I thought would do the trick. I marked off the requisite days on the calendar and waited. When I finally opened the jar the pickles had a great aroma and color but a horrid consistency. They had become a mushy shell of their former selves. It broke my heart to throw these away, Especially since my homegrown cucumber were not abundant enough to create another bushel. Next year.