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Secrets of harvesting pickled fruits, vegetables and berries

The rich harvest of various fruits and vegetables sets the task of proper storage for the gardeners. If you have already mastered all the modern methods of canning, it is time to turn your attention to the past. Urination was used to preserve food for centuries, and even without refrigerators and seamers, our ancestors tasted in the deep autumn, and sometimes in winter, with tasty blanks. Here are a few secrets of the traditional method of canning and the most interesting recipes in which it is used.

Use any hard fruits and vegetables. If you wish, you can even soak the beets, after clearing the roots from the ground and washing.

The best glassware is a wooden barrel, but you can also use ordinary glass jars. Brine from pickled vegetables contains many useful substances and can be used independently. For urinating small forks of cabbage, apples and berries, a deep enameled pan is perfect.

It is best to use clean well water for urinating. However, precautions should be observed: today many wells in villages are not suitable for use. Make sure that the content of nitrates in the water does not exceed the permissible values. If in doubt, use boiled tap water or bottled water.

When urinating, add sugar, salt, or their mixture to the water. Salt take a large, better stone.

Delicious soaked apples

The three-liter jar will need:

  • Hard apples of late varieties;
  • a glass of sugar (you can add salt);
  • water;
  • wooden sticks or skewers;
  • currant leaves

Traditionally, when urinating apples, salt is added to the sugar. It should be noted that in this case the taste is quite specific. Choose your combination by experience. Choose whole apples without damaging the peel (excellent grade "Antonovka"). After filling the jar with fruit, put crosswise wooden sticks or skewers on top to create a small yoke. Dissolve sugar (and salt, if desired) in water and fill the jar to the top. Cover the apples with a clean plastic cap. Banks are kept at room temperature until the brine becomes cloudy, and then put in the refrigerator or cellar for a half or two months.

An interesting alternative is to pickled grapes.

You will need:

  • Grapes (volume that fills the jar);
  • a glass of sugar;
  • water;
  • two tablespoons of mustard or a spoon of mustard powder

Grapes for urinating should be completely stripped from the branches, otherwise the billet will acquire an unpleasant bitter taste. Dissolve sugar and mustard in water and fill them with berries. Fill the bank to the top, the yoke is not necessary. Cover the grapes and immediately put in a cold place. Soaked grapes ready in a month.

Pears with rye flour

You will need:

  • Small pears of firm grades;
  • enameled pan five liters;
  • tablespoon of salt;
  • a teaspoon of mustard powder;
  • 3 tablespoons rye flour;
  • sieve or gauze;
  • linen fabric;
  • wooden board

Flour diluted in a glass of warm water, and then pour a liter of boiling water. It is necessary to wait until this mixture is completely cooled. Pears are laid out in dishes up their tails in several rows. A mixture of flour and water is filtered through a sieve or cheesecloth, mustard is added and poured to pears. The place left in the pan is filled with cold water. A piece of clean linen fabric is put on top, a wooden board is put, and it is oppressed. As the latter, you can use a jar of water. In the cold cellar pears will be ready in 1.5 months.

Moistened lingonberry with cinnamon

You will need:

  • Cowberry berries;
  • half a teaspoon of cinnamon (or chopstick);
  • a glass of sugar;
  • tablespoon of salt;
  • three-liter can

Lingonberry can be wetted separately or with apples. Wash the berries and pour into a jar. Sugar, salt and cinnamon dissolved in water. It is best to use cinnamon in the sticks, but the powder will do. Soak the workpiece under the cover in a cool place for 1.5 -2 months.

Watered rowan with cloves

You will need:

  • Enamel pan;
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar;
  • Rowan;
  • 7-8 sprigs of dry cloves;
  • natural fabric, wooden board, oppression;

Today, few people eat this berry, but there are a lot of vitamins in it. Collect mountain ash after the first frost occurred. Separate the berries from the branches, rinse and cover with water with sugar and salt. Add a clove, cover with a natural cloth and then a board. Rowan wet with oppression in a cool place for a month.