Saturday, August 10, 2013

Pickles!

A Sunday or two ago, the farm stand down the road from my house had pickling cukes for sale -- 25¢ a piece!  I snatched up 8 of them and decided I would teach myself the art of pickling.






Half a week later, the boys and I agree that we have some good pickles here.  These are the refrigerator kind -- no sterilization required. These recipes are not meant to be put up for long term storage, which is fine because they are so good they might not make it to Saturday!

I searched Pinterest for two recipes - a garlic dill and a bread-and-butter type. 

Here are the recipes I used:

Of Cabbages and Cakes' Bread and Butter Pickle
I didn't make mine exactly like her's, but they still taste great. I couldn't find mustard seed until yesterday, so I dropped in some ground mustard (I have no idea if it helped or not).  Also I immediately put my jars into the fridge - no large jar transfer to small jars.




I would love to give credit where it is due, but I don't know where this recipe came from.  It was a pin that only went to a jpg.    I halved this recipe and these are garlicky -- which is how they should be! 

So I think I'm hooked.  Fresh, refrigerator pickles for us from now on!




 

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