Summer still has a month to go, but the garden is starting to look tired. All the heat and sun has the spring plantings kicking out their last. I won't be planting anything new until mid-September when fall crops will have a better chance of surviving. In the meantime, I'm happy that we're still harvesting grapes, tomatoes, squash, peppers, lemons and limes.
I grow a ridiculous amount of peppers every year. Hot, sweet, large, small, round, bell, horn -- if it's a pepper, I'm probably growing it somewhere in the garden. In order to have some for the winter I do a lot of pepper drying, canning, packing, and, or course, pickling. Over the years I've tried a bunch of different methods for pickling peppers, and this one (which borrows some techniques from brining), is the best for producing great flavor and [keep reading...]