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September 22, 2017 Fermenting, Fermenting, Recipes, Recipes

Fermented Dill Zucchini Pickles

Fermented Dill Zucchini Pickles

We have been following Colleen over on Grow Forage Cook Ferment for awhile. We’ve enjoyed reading her blog about homesteading endeavors, particularly related to fermenting, as well as her herbal DIY projects. Like us, she loves preserving the harvest so that she can have healthy and tasty food (and drink!) all year long. Not to mention that she is a fellow jar lover!

Grow Forage Cook Ferment

Today, Colleen is taking over the blog with a Fermented Dill Zucchini Pickles Recipe. Oh, and we have a fun giveaway at the end of the post.

fermenting zucchini with pickle pipe

Zucchini and other summer squash often come in abundance in summer gardens, so it’s great to have some new ways to preserve it for later eating. Fermenting is one of Colleen’s favorite ways to preserve any fresh produce, as it is easy to do, can be done in small batches, and is full of gut-healthy probiotics!

Fermented Dill Zucchini Pickles Recipefermenting zucchini with pickle pipe

The addition of a grape leaf or green tea leaves will help keep your zucchini pickles crisp due to the tannins.

Ingredients

  • 2-3 medium zucchini or summer squash, sliced into rounds
  • 3 heads fresh dill flowers, or 1 tsp dill seeds
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp peppercorns
  • 1 grape leaf, or 1 tsp green tea leaves (optional, but recommended)
  • 2 cups unchlorinated (filtered) water
  • 1 ½ Tbsp kosher or sea salt (non-iodized)

Directions

  1. Fill a wide mouth quart sized jar with the sliced zucchini, spices, and optional grape leaf or green tea leaves, leaving an inch or so of headspace.
  2. Mix the water and salt to make a brine, and pour over the zucchini, making sure to cover all of the veggies. You may need to make a little more brine at a ratio of 3/4 Tbsp salt to 1 cup water in order to fill the jar.
  3. Weigh the zucchini down with a weight such as a Pickle Pebble so that they stay under the brine.
  4. Cover the jar with an airlock such as the Pickle Pipe, or a clean towel secured with a rubber band.
  5. Set in a cool and dark place for about 4-5 days to ferment. Taste the zucchini, and when they are to your liking they are done!
  6. Store in the refrigerator covered with a lid.

NOTES FROM COLLEEN: Making fermented vegetables is even easier with a Pickle Pipe and Pickle Pebbles! The Pickle Pipe is probably my favorite fermenting airlock, because it’s so easy to use and plastic free. The Pickle Pebbles weights are perfect for keeping all the veggies under the brine.

 

THE GIVEAWAY

Colleen has shared a really fun recipe for Fermented Elderberry Soda with Ginger and Honey on her blog. This wild elderberry soda is so great for your health because it’s full of immune boosting goodness with elderberries, ginger, cinnamon, and honey. We’ve experimented with making our own Elderberry Syrup, so we can’t wait to give Colleen’s recipe a try. Colleen used our flip top bottles for her Elderberry Soda. So, we are giving away a case of our 16oz. flip top bottles to 1 lucky winner. Enter below.

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101 Comments
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    Annette Posted September 23, 2017 at 1:02 am | Permalink

    I’d fill them with homemade root beer.

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    Patricia Havens Posted September 23, 2017 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    I would fill them with homemade kombucha.

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    Earen Posted September 23, 2017 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

    I’d love to try both the bottle and the fermented elderberry soda.

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    Loura Posted September 23, 2017 at 11:47 pm | Permalink

    water kefir

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    Karen Jeanne Posted September 24, 2017 at 7:52 am | Permalink

    I think I’d use mine for pink lemonade. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Mary Ann Smith Kang Posted September 24, 2017 at 8:39 am | Permalink

    I would love to be able to make a case of kombucha and these bottles bottles are perfect for that!

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    Ashley Posted September 24, 2017 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

    I’d love to make a batch of elderberry soda of my own in these~

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    Wendy Posson Posted September 24, 2017 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

    I’d fill them with homemade ketchup, worcestershire sauce, a slew of shrubs, fruit syrups, homemade cough syrups, and infused alcohols.

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    nancy phillips Posted September 24, 2017 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    nice bottles. i would put flavored vinegar and flavored oils in them

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    Karyn Posted September 25, 2017 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

    I’d love to try the elderberry soda, and we’d probably also use them for ginger brew & water kefir!

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    Danielle Posted September 25, 2017 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

    So pretty! I would try my hands at kefir soda, maybe an apple since we have so many of them right now.

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    kathy Persons Posted September 26, 2017 at 5:55 am | Permalink

    I am in the process of doing grape juice

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    Meikan Etsudo Little Posted September 26, 2017 at 9:52 am | Permalink

    I am making homemade vinegars for holiday gifts. I would use these bottle for my gifts.

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    Amy S Posted September 26, 2017 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    These bottles look amazing! Plus the zucchini pickle recipe sounds great!!!

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    Amy Z. Posted September 27, 2017 at 12:10 am | Permalink

    I’d fill these with flavored sodas!

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    Mary Posted September 27, 2017 at 11:24 am | Permalink

    I’d fill them with kombucha or jun. Or maybe one of the other fermented drinks I’ve been considering trying.

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    Julie Posted September 27, 2017 at 11:35 am | Permalink

    I would fill them with my pomegranate syrup.

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    Karen P. Posted September 27, 2017 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    Love these bottles. I would use them for syrups.

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    Kathy Burnett Posted September 27, 2017 at 12:11 pm | Permalink

    I can’t wait to make and fill them with elderberry soda and my favorite hibiscus kefir water!

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    Norma Posted September 27, 2017 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    Hope to win 😆

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    Keri Posted September 27, 2017 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

    Kombucha!

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    Rebekah Posted September 27, 2017 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    I’m planning to start kombucha soon, so these would be perfect.

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    Deidre Posted September 27, 2017 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

    I would fill them with kombucha!

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    Lynn Posted September 27, 2017 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

    I’d love to fill these bottles up with mulled apple cider. This is a wonderful giveaway!

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    JULIE TAYLOR Posted September 27, 2017 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    I would fill these bottles with homemade ginger ale and give some away as gifts.

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    leah Posted September 27, 2017 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    I would fill them with my Little Kicks fermented ginger soda! Just the right KICK of ginger, and not too sweet.

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    Deborah Posted September 27, 2017 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    The elderberry soda sounds interesting, with the plus of being healthy.

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    Heidi Posted September 27, 2017 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    I would fill them with kombucha or wine!

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    Erika B Posted September 27, 2017 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

    Ketchup!

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    Jackie Posted September 27, 2017 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    The possibilities are endless! Grapes, Plums, Pear, Apples, Cherries, etc. All sorts of juice, etc 🙂 !

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    Lindsey Posted September 27, 2017 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    Cranberry liqueur and chokecherry liqueur

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    Sally Posted September 27, 2017 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

    Home made elderberry, hibiscus, & pomegranate syrups, limoncello, Irish cream, & amaretto… all perfect for holiday gifting!

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    Pat D Posted September 27, 2017 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

    I would fill the 16oz. Flip Top Bottles with my ginger kombucha. I will be making the dill zucchini pickles this weekend. Fillmore Container is my place to buy canning jars; brought three cases this year.

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    John Posted September 27, 2017 at 2:44 pm | Permalink

    Elderberry flavored kombucha

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    katklaw777 Posted September 27, 2017 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

    Homemade wine vinegar…thanks!

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    Becky Turner Posted September 27, 2017 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

    Home made liquors !!!!

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    annette bleser Posted September 27, 2017 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

    I would fill them with a key lime ginger bug fermented soda!

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    Lee Rabidoux Posted September 27, 2017 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

    I would fill them with Kombucha.

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    Patricia Posted September 27, 2017 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

    I would try the elderberry if I could beat the birds to them.

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    Karen Wood Posted September 27, 2017 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

    I would fill them with homemade fermented root beer and ginger beer.

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    Carol Hardbarger Posted September 27, 2017 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

    I’d fill them with herb vinegars.

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    Emily Posted September 27, 2017 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    Hard cider!

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    Jane H Posted September 27, 2017 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    Those bottles would be handy for infused vinegars or alcohol. Or homemade vanilla extract!

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    Bonnie Posted September 27, 2017 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    Homemade syrups to share for gifts.

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    Briget Bride Posted September 27, 2017 at 3:40 pm | Permalink

    I do fill them with Rose Petal Syrup for a friend of mine who is undergoing cancer treatments. She calls it her healing juice!!

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    LindY G Sherrod Posted September 27, 2017 at 3:40 pm | Permalink

    I would probably fill them with homemade lemonade

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    Shirley Cree Posted September 27, 2017 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

    fruit liqueurs….

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    Judy Peterson Posted September 27, 2017 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

    I would fill with home made strawberry meade.

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    Jan Elmore Posted September 27, 2017 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    I make liqueurs for the fair and when I bring home the purple ribbon, I bottle for Christmas gifts. Swing top bottles would be perfect for gift giving!

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    Cyndi Way Posted September 27, 2017 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

    I would fill my bottle with Kombucha flavored with the Elderberry Syrup from this blog. Sounds wonderful!

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    Stephanie J Bannin Posted September 27, 2017 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

    These bottles look like lots of fun! If I received these I would love to learn more about Kombucha, flavored vinegars and sumac aid!!
    Thanks for the p fermented zucchini recipe!!

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    Linda Barr Posted September 27, 2017 at 4:52 pm | Permalink

    Fermented Gingerale and fermented lemonade!

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    Amber Pixie Posted September 27, 2017 at 5:55 pm | Permalink

    As a brewer of wine and mead, I’d be using these for bottling my brews! I also make lots of cordials and elixirs to share with friends. 🙂

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    shyela Posted September 27, 2017 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

    I would either full with kombucha or fire cider

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    Sommer Posted September 27, 2017 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    Kombucha!!

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    Reshanda Plummer Posted September 27, 2017 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

    I want to make my own fermented beverages

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    Dave D Posted September 27, 2017 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    These bottles are perfect for my Limoncello

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    Sue Posted September 27, 2017 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    Vinegars, flavorings and infused fruit drinks! Oh! The possiblies!

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    Linda Bick Posted September 27, 2017 at 7:02 pm | Permalink

    Herb vinegars!!! 🌿, Home made limoncello & lemonade 🍋 !!!

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    Lanae Byers Posted September 27, 2017 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    I like to bottle things….probably homemade rootbeer, although the elderberry drink looks fabulous. I think I would have to try that sometime!

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    Nancy Guyotte Posted September 27, 2017 at 8:04 pm | Permalink

    Salad dressings for gifts!

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    Kristina M Posted September 27, 2017 at 8:06 pm | Permalink

    Kombucha or home brew!

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    Annie K Posted September 27, 2017 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

    Since it’s apple season, I’d fill some of mine with homemade cider and syrup. Since I’m taking an herbalism course, some would be used for cough and cold syrups. Thanks for the opportunity to win these!

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    Tracey Posted September 27, 2017 at 9:16 pm | Permalink

    I would make homemade root beer with my kids!!!!

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    L. Toinette Cunningh Posted September 27, 2017 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful! herb infused vinegar and herbal olive oil.

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    Jenny Long Posted September 27, 2017 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

    I would fill them with herb vinegars.

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    Lydia Ruddy Posted September 28, 2017 at 12:08 am | Permalink

    16 oz bottles are a great size for my husbands kombucha. I would probably fill them with fruity syrups, myself.

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    Alicia Hewit Posted September 28, 2017 at 6:59 am | Permalink

    I would like to try the fermented Elderberry soda. It sounds yummy!!

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    Brenda Williams Posted September 28, 2017 at 9:37 am | Permalink

    If I don’t watch out, my husband would claim them for some home-made hard cider 🙂
    I would definitely like the elderberry soda!

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    carolyn Posted September 28, 2017 at 10:52 am | Permalink

    I would use them for syrups and they would be cute for spice bottles

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    courtney Posted September 28, 2017 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

    Homemade apple cider! Wait—maybe EVOO! Wait—maybe root beer! Oh the possibilities!

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    Billy Posted September 28, 2017 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

    This looks great! I’ve never tried fermenting my own zucchini pickles but I think after seeing this recipe its something I’m going to have to try! You made it seem so simple and straight forward. Thank you for sharing!

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    Barbara Eubanks Posted September 28, 2017 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

    I would make homemade ginger ale and fruit syrup.

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    Kathryn Rodriguez Posted September 29, 2017 at 8:52 am | Permalink

    I would love to have these bottles to make water kefir in!

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    Diana Anshakov Posted September 29, 2017 at 10:37 am | Permalink

    The elderberry soda sounds interesting, so I might try that, or flavored vinegars or vanilla extract…

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    Amber Posted September 29, 2017 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for all the ideas!

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    gloria mullins Posted September 29, 2017 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

    Hard cider

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    Nancy Posted September 29, 2017 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

    These bottles would be great for home-made salad dressings.

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    Ben Kullerd Posted September 29, 2017 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

    I’d use them to make bottles of vanilla extract or limoncello to give away as Christmas presents!

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    Cindy Posted September 29, 2017 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

    Crabapple Liquor

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    Rust Posted September 29, 2017 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    I would fill them with kombucha or my homemade root beer.

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    Victoria Douglas Posted September 29, 2017 at 4:45 pm | Permalink

    these would be great for apple & blackberry brandy

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    sairuh Posted September 29, 2017 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

    I’d probably fill them with syrups and shrubs, though I’ve thought about making homemade rootbeer or ginger beer for years, but just never did it, so having the bottles would probably motivate me to do it.

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    Sara Duprey Posted September 29, 2017 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    I currently have eggnog aging in my fridge for Christmas time. I’d love these pretty bottles for gifting it.

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    Pat Baulos Posted September 29, 2017 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

    I would use this terrific bottles for my cold brew coffee! Also for my cold brew tea! I have purchased a number of jars and items from your site for myself and for gifts. Love them all! Pat

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    Vanessa Posted September 29, 2017 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

    I would fill them with my homemade Kombucha.

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    Rae Ellis Posted September 29, 2017 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

    I would fill them with my homemade organic vanilla!!

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    Jill Butler Posted September 29, 2017 at 6:08 pm | Permalink

    I would probably make flavored vinegars.

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    Linda L Posted September 29, 2017 at 6:37 pm | Permalink

    I just made blackberry cordial so I would fill a couple of bottles with that.

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    Deborah Favorito Posted September 29, 2017 at 6:38 pm | Permalink

    I would use them for the different olive oils I use. I would also use it to make my own Vanilla bean extract.
    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway

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    Joy Richard Posted September 29, 2017 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

    Lovely to store my homemade vinegars in!

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    Joy Richard Posted September 29, 2017 at 9:16 pm | Permalink

    These would be lovely to store my homemade vinegars in! Would love to win them!

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    Peg Roberts Posted September 29, 2017 at 11:54 pm | Permalink

    I would fill them with my homemade vanilla

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    Lolo Robison Posted November 18, 2017 at 9:46 am | Permalink

    Yum! Gotta try this!!

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    Charles Watson Posted November 25, 2017 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    Can’t wait ti be able to try this. I want to start preparing fermented food items.