These garlic dills will forever change the way you approach pickles. If you've never canned before, you can make it easier on yourself and make them as refrigerator pickles. However, for those of us who love stashing away a little bit of summer for later in the year, canning instructions are also included.
'home canning' on Serious Eats
Slate takes a look at the recent upswing in food-canning but does so from a decidedly urban angle. Writer Sara Dickerman wonders whether DIY preservation actually saves money or if it's just a way for food bloggers to pat themselves on the back, get some bloggable material out of the activity, and showboat online. Nowhere in the article, though, does it address the fact that many people do indeed have access to homegrown produce and that even in this day and age of commercially canned foods, many folks still do it themselves out of necessity.