One reason why you haven't seen me much in the spring was because everything was booming in the garden. First I made dill spears with the big cukes.
Then a week or so later, my smaller cukes were ready. I had the hardest time with getting enough of these once the rains started coming daily. I had to supplement with a couple pounds from the Farmer's Market.
I had to make sure catepillars weren't eating everything (including all my little pickles) and then pick what was growing. Then, I have put up several jars of bread-n-butter pickles.
Here is a pic of onions, sweet bell peppers and cukes that were prepped overnight.
Here is the results of what I pickled. Also, I threw in some jalapenos for fun. Not sure they'll taste good but we may have found something new to do with all those peppers.
I even tried a new Italian recipe where you put your green beans into homemade pasta sauce. It was actually pretty good.
Let me see what else I can find to share with you!