Pickled Asparagus

Aren’t they pretty? I am so in love with Mary Anne Dragan’s book Well Preserved. I made these last year for my dad but didn’t include the hot pepper that her pickled asparagus recipe recommends, this year I threw in an entire red thai chili pepper so we’ll see how it tastes!

Her asparabits recipe calls for red pepper flakes but I didn’t have any. I did however have an extra couple of chilies so I threw them both in one of the jars, hopefully they aren’t burn your face off hot!

I was *thrilled* to see a fruit truck parked outside our local Peavey Mart this morning. I stopped and grabbed 5lbs of cherries and I’m trying to decide what to make with them. I’ve never canned cherries before but a good friend lent me a cherry pitter so I think I might try some in light syrup. One can really only make so much jam…

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