October 28, 2005

Pickling with Heinz Vinegar

H.J. Heinz Co., the makers of Heinz vinegars, published two simple pickling guides that are packed with recipes for making pickles with the fruits and vegetables from your garden or the market.

Heinz Guide to Successful Pickling - Updated, Expanded Edition (1984, 32 pages) contains 51 recipes. Most of them use the traditional boiling water bath processing, but 17 of the recipes are quickies that need only overnight refrigeration to blend the flavors. With these recipes, it means you could pick your vegetables from your garden today and serve them at dinner tomorrow. In some of these quickie recipes you can use the Heinz flavored vinegars.

Recipes from this booklet are the basics such as 14 Day Sweet Pickles, Zucchini Pickles, Bread & Butter Pickles and Kosher Dills. Also included are Sweet Onion Rings, Spiced Cranberries, Spiced Pumpkin, Pickled Green Beans, and some of the quickies: include Delicatessen Salad, Cauli-Slaw, Cranberry Butter, Spicy Apple Rings and Artichokes Vinaigrette. This recipe booklet is illustrated with colorful drawings.

The Heinz Successful Pickling Guide - A Collection of Family Favorites (1997, 21 pages) is illustrated with color photographs that inspire one to whip out the canning jars. Some recipes in this booklet are similar to the one above, some with slight variations, but there are new ones too. This booklet contains 30 recipes. Most of these also use the hot water bath processing, but there are a few that are overnighters, and one recipe for Freezer Pickles.

This booklet has recipes for Cauliflower Pickles, Giardiniera, End-of-the-Garden Pickles, Spiced Candy Apple Rings, Spiced Pears, Summer Squash Relish, Mexican Salsa and Apple Chutney. Some of the time saver recipes are Tomato Melange, Refrigerator Pickles, Pickled Mushrooms and Beet and Dill Flavored Pickled Eggs.

Both booklets cover the right tools and methods to use, with hints and tips to make your pickles turn out great.


At 10:25 PM CDT, Blogger pmhoene said...

love cookbooks too. I have been looking for the Heinz book since a housefire destroyed mine. Any idea where I can get one,,, or maybe you could share a recipe?


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