[gardeners] Re: Canning Jalapenos

Bob Kirk (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sun, 28 Mar 1999 13:04:07 -0600 (CST)

George wrote:

> Well, some of them died from stuff they preserved for the winter, too.
> Not only do we have
> better information, gained scientifically, today but we are a weaker people.
> ....

   I remember a friend telling about the time when his grandpa tried to
clean out the cellar (probably make it easier to spot the rattlesnakes
when they were down there hiding from a tornado), and his grandmother
looking at the canned stuff he'd hauled up.
   Some of which had probably been there since they were married, reduced
by ? enzymatic action, I guess, to glop that would make thousand-year-eggs
look like nouvelle couisine - and saying, "But as long as the lids are down
the food is still safe."
   He did say she never actually used any of the back-shelf stuff, just
hated to see it thrown to the chickens, but I never wondered after that
where this guy acquired the habit of boiling everything till it fell apart.


doesn't suppose there's any rush to breed a jalapeno that grows to the size
of the jar so you could just stack the slices, and each one fits a sandwich.
  Like that new cucumber.... A proprietary variety, I guess; haven't seen
either the seeds or the pickles, though they've supposedly been marketing
those for a year or more.