Well, moving into Autumn and decided to try and pickle some of my produce. (Red Sun Shallots and Cucamelons) have done well but to keep them “fresh” into the Winter, found a really simple recipe online. (And a fresh Vine leaf scrunched up and added to the mix (to release the tannin which help keep the fruit crisp!?).
Ingredients for Pickling: White wine vinegar, sugar, salt, Italian dried herbs, Mustard Seeds and Peppercorns.
From the Plot: my cucamelons and my Shallots (Red Sun).
My completed pickled jars (Jar 1 and Jar 2) including some home-grown chives.
Jar 1: Cucamelons & Shallots .
Jar 2: Cucamelons & Shallots.
Jars 3, 4 and 5: Excluding Chives but including Italian Herbs.