August 10, 2010
DONE! Watermelon Pickles
I know, watermelon and pickles should not be two words next to each other in a sentence, but they are so fun and different, and you’ll use almost all of your next watermelon. In our family, they’re an old-fashioned favorite, sweet and sour and a taste of summer preserved. My grandma made them and they always had a special spot on the relish tray between the pickle slices and black olives at any family gathering or holiday. Wanting to re-create the unique flavor and memory for my own family, I set out to learn how to make them myself. I scoured the Internet and my canning books for recipes that sounded like how I remembered them to taste and finally came upon this one from the Ball website. It’s very important that you use a recipe when canning – use the one that I used, or find one that suits your taste.