Tuesday, May 22, 2012


These garden "mistake" cukes ended up making a great snack that involved NO cooking.


2 cups cold water
1/3 cup wine vinegar
1 Tbsp. sea salt
2 tsp. sugar
5 whole peppercorns - fresh
fresh ground pepper
2 cloves garlic
1 lg. bunch fresh dill
about 6 pickling cucumbers


Mix the above in a bowl (then later transfer to a mason jar) OR a lg. zip lock baggie.

Cut each pickling cucumber into halves.  Cut both halves into thirds.  You can also cut and discard the ends then slice the cucumbers for "chip" pickles.  Do NOT store in a metal container.

Add sliced cucumbers.

These only have to sit 2 days in the fridge to season.  The flavor variations are endless.  They are quick and taste great.  I have a batch brewing right now with sliced red onion and even more dill.

the mixture for "pickling"

fresh dill from the garden

cut properly and ready to marinate

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yay, the blog's back. Really missed it although I understand you had a lot going on. Always looking for easy pickle recipes and will get the ingredients at the Sunday Farmers' to do this one. Cousin Bruce.