Making cucumber pickles is something I have done since I was a little girl living in Saskatchewan. There are periods where I don't do them for years then when I get the urge to do some canning one of my default choices is always pickles. These pickles are actually made from Armenian cucumbers that were grown in Keremeos, British Columbia. Keremeos is in the Lower Similkameen Valley and is about 45-minutes from the JamBusters kitchen. When I made my first batch of these pickles I was impressed with how firm they were. In fact, even the longer ones are firm enough to pick up with a fork and they barely bend at either end! I added some pickled garlic and onions to each jar to make them interesting and to add to the flavour of the brine. There's other special ingredients that are listed on the label I put on the top of each jar. When the time came to name them we decided to call them 'mob' pickles and decorate the jars with bullet hole decals. Customers tell me that they look so interesting with the fake bullet holes! The best part is that customers who have bought them come back for more. I love that I have been able to use a childhood 'chore' (canning) and turn it into a fun activity for myself which has allowed me to share these treats with others. I have been really enjoying the work I've been doing in the JamBusters kitchen!
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My name is Brenda and I like to create things that can be sealed in a jar. I try to find unique and unusual recipes that can be for jams, jellies, relishes, pickles, hot sauces and any other type of preserve. I also like to put dried items in jars such as soups, drink and cake mixes. I hope that you find my website and the blog I've added to it interesting. Thank you for visiting with me!