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Dilly Beans Home Canning Recipe Courtesy of Wendy M.

I've known Wendy since my days in Portland, Maine.  I still remember being at her mother's house on weekend.  When we got ready to leave she gave me a bag of garden fresh cucumbers.  They were delicious!

Dilly Beans courtesy of Wendy M.


2 lbs. trimmed green beans

4 heads dill

4 cloves garlic

1 tsp. cayenne pepper (I like to use red pepper flakes instead)

2-1/2 cups vinegar

2-1/2 cups water

1/4 cup canning salt (don't substitute regular salt, this is chemistry!)

Pack beans lengthwise into hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch head space. To each pint, add 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper, 1 clove garlic and 1 head dill. Combine remaining ingredients in a large sauce pot (non-reactive, like an enamel or glass pot). Bring to a boil. Pour hot liquid over beans, leaving 1/4 inch head space. Remove air bubbles. Adjust caps. Process pints and quarts 10 minutes in boiling water bath.

Yield: about 4 pints...

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My Natural Hair Color ~ Salt and Pepper Baby!

Deadline for my summertime blog giveaway is August 19th!

I Love Her Wedding Touches! Sara Rue, Actress, and Kevin Price

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My Finds at Our Local Smart & Final Store

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ps  There's still time to enter the Summer Time Blog giveaway!

For the Love of Small Batch Canning (Recipe: Spiced Plum Jam)

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My Must Have Pool Flip Flops!

Let's Hear It for My Girls! Wig Collection

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When your son is wearing a size 15 shoe it can be a challenge to find a sock to fit.  So, I asked my hubby, former shoe salesperson, to locate socks for Marcus. 

ps There's still time to enter the Summer Time Blog giveaway!

I Would Like to Share My Birdhouse Collection !

The Bacon Eating Kid and Sock Monkey Relaxing on a Saturday!