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August 16, 2010

Fresh Pickles, you say?

What a find! THE THRIFTY BA  (a super Aunt Peg's supporter & friend) posted a recipe for fresh pickles on her awesome blog!  Well we decided we NEEDED TO TRY IT, and so this morning I jumped right in and got started...

oh pickles!

4 kirby cucumbers, quartered lengthwise
3/4 c. white wine vinegar
1/4 small sweet onion, thinly sliced
2 cloves of garlic
3/4 c. hot water
 2 Tbsp. sugar
                                1 tsp. dill seed
                               1 tsp. black peppercorns
                              1 bay leaf
                                kosher salt

Place the cucumbers in a 1 quart jar,
(I used mason jars) with a tight lid.
In a bowl, combine everything BUT
the cucumbers, and stir until sugar dissolves.
Pour the mixture into the jar with the cucumbers already inside. Leave in the fridge for at least 1 day before eating. they will only last 1 week, so eat 'em FAST! 
Now if I can just wait the 24 hours to try them...they really are super simple, and they smelled so good just making the recipe, that I can't wait!
 If you haven't checked out the thrifty ba's blog, you need to! She is funny, creative, and always interesting... don't miss her!!

1 comment:

the thrifty ba said...

thanks for the shout out! xoxox