Sunday 4 October 2015
Preserving Something Different
Today I got the chance to try preserving something totally different
Baby Globe Artichoke buds, I was looking at the plants this morning admiring the nice big buds coming on, we had a couple last week and will have some more tomorrow, there was a nice amount of small baby buds and I thought its a shame the wont get a chance to mature, I did a bit of research on the web and came across this Marinated Baby Artichokes I believe its an Italian recipe,
from what I was reading else were the Italians are big on preserving Artichokes.
Anyway I have given it a try, I trimmed the flower buds and boiled them in the spiced vinegar
drained them and popped them into the jars with some sprigs of thyme, filled the jars with extra virgin olive oil, then water bathed them for 25 mins
I have no idea what they will taste like, we ave to wait 2-4 to try them, if we don't like them I wont do them again.
This of course led to another job, Martin had put up another cupboard int he barn for me
It has now been filled with all my preserving jars, these are all bottle and jars that can used for canning or water bathing, everyday jam jars are stored else were. There are jars in here for honey as well, which I need to get more of. Its going to be great to see at a glance what jars I am running low on, and of course not having to hunt through boxes for them.
On top in big storage jars are the seals, rings, lids and rubber rings for preserving.
Of course moving all of that lot from the utility room meant
Yes the utility room was given a good sort out
All nice and tidy again and organised