So lately, I have been making lots of recipes that use up what might have normally been thrown away in my effort to live more like my grandmother would have. She and her generation did not throw away anything that still had use. Today I am sharing an good ole Southern favorite, watermelon rind pickles. They are of course made with the rind (you know the white and green part you throw away after you eat the pink part). These are super yummy and it was so nice to make them knowing that I am getting more out of my food dollar.
There are lots of different recipes out there. I have had one from an old recipe book (not sure the name because I only saved that one page. I tweaked the recipe and added a simple syrup at the end and they are wonderful.
Watermelon rind pickles
Rind of half a watermelon left over from eating the inside
2 quarts water
1/2 c sea salt
2 c vinegar
3 c sugar
6 cinnamon sticks
10-12 whole cloves
I forgot to mention that early this week I got an email from Yummly letting me know that one of my recipes were featured. That was a nice surprise. They featured the Jello Push Pops I made for the 4th of July last year along with lots of other yummy treats. Want to see it, click here. Scroll down until you see my red, white and blue push pops.
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