This summer I have four cucumber plants in my garden that have given me three rounds of pickle canning with at least two more baskets coming. Along with the cucumbers, I am also experimenting with pickled zucchini and the results are as good as the cucumbers. If you are are doing a lot of canning this year like me, then I thought you would appreciate some printable canning labels!
These custom labels are a free download thanks to our friends at Online Labels. All you will need is a printer, full sheet label paper, and your scissors.
There is something about homemade pickles that can not be found in the mass-produced version. A jar of homemade pickles also makes a great gift. And you can make them feel extra special with some pretty printable canning labels!
Before you begin your pickling process, make sure to wash your jars and rings in the dishwasher or by hand. I then place all of my lids into a pot of boiling water to make sure they are completely sterilized. You can slice your cucumbers or leave them whole. For my pickles, I used the slicing blade on my food processor to quickly prep them for the jars.
For these pickles, I use a simple recipe for the brine which makes enough to fill 12 one-quart jars:
- 8 1/2 cups of distilled or spring water
- 2 1/4 cups of organic white vinegar
- 1/2 cup of sea salt (I love this Light Grey Celtic Coarse Salt)
Place all of the ingredients into a large pot and bring to a boil.
Adding different herbs and spices into the jars along with your cucumbers, zucchini, or other vegetables is where you can get creative. Some of my favorite combinations are:
• Dill, Garlic, and Pink Peppercorns
• Rosemary, Lemon, and Black Peppercorns
• Thyme, Shallots, and White Peppercorns
After placing the vegetables, spices, and herbs into your jars, fill with brine up to 1/2 inch below the top of the jar. Place the sterilized lid on each jar and secure it with the ring. Place jars into a large pot and will with water so 1 inch of the jar is above water. Bring to boil and remove the jars from the pot to cool.
Depending on the size of your pot, this may take a few rounds to finish sealing all of the jars. Once the jars cool, the button in the center should not pop up to show it is sealed. If you have a jar that does not seal, no worries! You can eat the slightly pickled veggies now. Store in the cupboard for two weeks for a complete pickle process.
And don’t forget to label your jars with our free printable canning labels! I love labeling my pantry items and my pickled veggies are no exception.
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Tools & Materials
Our printable canning labels are editable! Just download these free fonts: Daydream, Better Together Spaced, Jost. And then download our PDF to edit your labels before printing and cutting them out. For a neater cut on the circle labels, you can use a 2″ circle punch.
We have grouped some of our designs together in our PDF, so if you want to only print certain labels, click the individual links below. This will take you to Online Labels where you can also customize your labels and print them at home for free.
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