This is basically a canning blog now. Sorry.*
I made dilly beans with Kate. I first made dilly beans a year or two ago, and I made the mistake of giving them to friends and family. My friends and family reacted to the dilly beans the way meth heads react to the free sample of meth.**
So now I make dilly beans every year.
** I don’t have any real-life experience here to back up that analogy except that I remember being warned at some point in school (by whom?) about the first hit being free and then you’re ADDICTED!