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Colorado Cucumbers

Cucumbers (Cucumis sativus) belong to the Cucurbitaceae family, which also includes melons and summer and winter squash.  Cucumbers have a firm outer rind, and range in color from yellow and orange to white and green. Commercial cucumbers are separated into two categories: slicing and pickling.  Slicing cucumbers are usually 8-9 inches long […]

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Making Pickles

by P. Kendall and C. Schultz * (10/11) Quick Facts… Use only fresh, blemishfree fruits and vegetables and up-to-date, research-based recipes. Use pure, granulated, noniodized canning or pickling salt, high-grade vinegar of 5 percent acidity, and fresh spices. Process pickled products in a boiling water bath for the altitude-adjusted length of time […]

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Food Preservation Without Sugar or Salt

by P. Kendall* (10/12) Quick Facts… All fruits can safely be canned or frozen without sugar. Sweet relish and pickle recipes do not adapt as well to sugar-free canning as do plain fruits. Use recipes from reliable sources. Process all pickles by the boiling-water method using timetables adjusted for altitude. Jams […]