Well, while we were digging the footing for the new garden, we may have disturbed the roots of one of our Moon and Stars. It was a woeful time when we went on a garden tour and found that one of our plants had totally died. What remained were some not too ripe watermelons. We broke into one and it was edible; it just wasn’t the sweetest. So, not wanting to waste (and spurred on by my husband’s remembrance of his grandmother’s pickles) I set out to make watermelon rind pickles.
I had been researching it a bit and the only recipes I found required a three day process.
Luckily as I was trolling through some other food blogs, I found a watermelon pickle recipe at My Barbarian Table. (Love this blog!)
I followed her direction and made one quart with juniper berries and dill and one with black peppercorns and a dried chili pepper (to her serranos).
I can’t wait to try them! (This recipe actually made almost three quarts.)