The Low Carb Luxury Newsletter: 
Volume III / Number 18: September 27, 2002: Page 4
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Cooking TLC with Karen Rysavy   

Our sincere congratulations to Karen for being chosen as the Atkins Success Story this month!   Karen, you remain an inspiration to thousands of people, and to me...
Much love from all of us at Low Carb Luxury.

Pack A Peck Of Pickled Peppers!
Most vegetables require complicated “hot pack” pressure canning — but not peppers, which can be safely preserved by the relatively simple and inexpensive “cold pack water bath” method, and which are in season and inexpensive just now.

You will need a large covered pot or canner, a rack, jars, rings, seals, peppers (hot, medium, mild, whatever variety you prefer), whole peppercorns, coarse salt, garlic, and white vinegar. (pictured: jalapenos) If you wish, you may include a few extra items like strips of onion, asparagus, celery sticks, contrasting colors of dried peppers, etc.

Wash peppers, pierce each one 2 or 3 times with a sharp knife, cover with a salt water brine (water mixed with 3 Tablespoons pickling salt per quart) and soak overnight.

When ready to begin canning, wash jars, lids, and flats with hot soapy water. Sterilize the jars: place them in a clean canner and cover with
2” of water. Bring to a gentle boil, and then begin timing. Boil for 15 minutes plus 1 additional minute for each 1000 feet of elevation above sea level. This is important – don’t skip this step!

Drain peppers. Prepare “extras” as needed. (Peel, wash, slice into strips, etc.) Add 1 tsp. coarse salt, 1 Tablespoon whole peppercorns, and 2 or 3 whole peeled cloves garlic to bottom of each jar. (Pack just the number of jars at one time that will fit in your canner, and no more.) Pack jars with vegetables, wedging them in firmly.

Protect your skin and eyes from the oils in the hot peppers. Gloves and safety glasses are not an overreaction if you have sensitive skin.

Leave a full 2” at the top of each jar empty.

Mix white vinegar and water in equal amounts, and fill jars with solution, to one half inch of the top. Use a canning spatula and run it up and down between the peppers and the glass, all the way around, to remove excess air bubbles.

Clean the top lip of each jar. Center a flat lid on each jar and apply the rings. Don’t tighten them too much, just enough to keep things in place. The actual seal comes from the water bath processing. Place the canning rack and jars in the empty canner. Cover the jars with
2” of water, cover, bring all to a simmer, and then begin timing.

Process quart jars for 15 minutes plus one minute for each 1,000 feet in elevation above sea level or pint jars for ten minutes plus one minute for each 1,000 feet above sea level. Remove jars and gently place on a rack or clean towel to cool, leaving room in between each jar. Once cool, inspect each jar for a tight seal. Remove jar rings for long term storage and refrigerate after opening.

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