Spicy Pickled Green Beans: 1# green beans, trimmed, 3 cups white vinegar, 4 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced, 2 Tbs coarse salt, 1 Tbs black pepper corns, 2 tsp sugar, 2 dried red chilies (or substitute 1/4 - 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes. Adjust peppers to your taste). Directions: Put green beans and garlic in a clean jar. In a saucepan, bring remaining ingredients to a boil. Pour liquid into jar, seal closed and let cool to room temperature before refrigerating.
CANNING TOMATOES WITHOUT A PRESSURE CANNER: Canning tomatoes is so easy! Of all the vegetables I can each year, tomatoes have to be my favorite. Not only is the process easy, but I absolutely love canned tomatoes. You're going to love having homemade canned tomatoes!
The Very Easy and Never Ending Jar of Pickles6 small cucumbers (you can use either pickling cucumbers or regular cucumbers for this recipe) 3 cloves garlic 8 pieces of dill 2/3 cup white vinegar 1 cup water 1 Tbsp sugar 1 1/2 Tbsp pickling salt 1 Tbsp pickling spices