Thursday, 20 August 2009

Pickles, Pickles and More Pickles

Preparing for the long dark winter months pickling fresh vegetables to get us through until the warm spring when fresh vegetables will be available again. Nowadays I would not have a clue as what to do. However, as a child I use to help my grandfather plait onions and store potatoes for the winter . While my grandmother pickled beetroots and made tomato and sultana chutney.

Now that I have finally removed all the sticky scenic water from my fingers and scrubbed most of the dye off I can list a photo of what I have been upto for the last couple of days. Oh yes at this point I will mention that I have had a red finger for two days. Thankfully no-one commented. I am not sure whether pickling 12th scale or for real is any less messy.


  1. Beautiful! You use Scenic Water rather than two-part epoxy resin? I have used Scenic Water for a koi pond I am slowly working on but have to pour a layer and then let it set for weeks on end. I haven't tried the two-part epoxy yet but want to experiment with that. These are lovely!


  2. I prefer scenic water if the item is covered as I hate the dust it seems to attract. I have used the 2 part resin but I don't know what to colour it with.

  3. I love these! I am making foods to fill a pantry right now, and I also am planning on a roombox Halloween scene--little canning jars are so perfect for that!

    Julie Old Crow