Yellow pear tomatoes are about 1/2 the size of cherry tomatoes
When fully ripened they are a bright yellow, but these green ones
will be better pickled
Organic Anise flower from the boat garden
Garden fresh organic oregeno from the herb beds
These garlics didn't make the cut for planting but they will
compliment the small tomatoes for pickles
Back in the kitchen, I washed all of my items and pulled out the canning equiptment again. First thing was to sterilize 4 quart jars and start the water to boil in the canner.
In a seperate pot I brought these ingredients to a boil for the brine:
*1 1/2 Quarts of white venegar
*1 Cup sugar
*1/3 Cup sea salt
As the brine was heating I placed a pinch of mustard seed, corriander, and a few black pepper corns along with a few sprigs from the fresh herbs in the bottom of each jar.
So pretty! The tomatoes and garlic cloves are the same size
Once the brine was boiled, I removed it from the heat and poured the hot liquid over the tomatoes and herbs. I left 1/2" of head room in the top of each jar and then added the lids and rings. These went into a hot water bath canner at a boil for 10 minutes. Next I pulled the jars out and set on a towel on the counter where they will cool.
Pickling tiny tomatoes is quick and easy
Once they're cool I'll remove the rings, label the jars and place in the cupboard for at least 1 month. After brining for a month these will be delicious little pickles and would make a nice garnish for bloody mary's or compliment any relish tray.