Hot and Busy & How to Pickle Scapes
Our savory and delectable delights have been extremely popular at the market. We have been working non-stop for 3 weeks and barely keeping up with sales. This is both good and bad! We are happy that business is taking off, but we are getting tired.
Today is a rest day, so I am catching up with blogging.
While we were pickling scapes I took a series of pictures of the process.
This is one of the jars I will be putting the scapes into. Each jar contains the following:
- 1/4 tsp. mustard seed,
- 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes,
- 1/4 tsp/ coriander.
As the scapes are already curly, they can be twisted to put into the jars.
Note: For easier filling, you can blanch the scapes first. Some recipes recommend it.
- 3 cups of water
- 2 3/4 cups of white vinegar (5% acidity)
- 1/4 c pickling/canning salt
Ladle brine into jars, covering scapes and leaving about 1/4 inch of headspace. Remember to remove air bubbles, then cap.
We made over a dozen jars pint jars and 2 dozen half pints and sold them all in the first week! Next year I’ll make sure I get more scapes!