Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Pickle me this...

My second batch of pickles. I put the bottle of wine in the middle so you could get an idea of the size. All the cucumbers are from my garden.

Lyle has the easiest pickle recipe on the planet. So easy, I can do it. These are not canned pickles. These are refrigerator pickles and must be kept in the refrigerator. But the recipe is so easy I don't mind the use of space.

1 quart vinegar
3 quarts water
1 cup salt

Garlic (about 4 cloves each container)
Dill (a big bunch)
Cucumbers (as many as you've got containers)

Stuff the cucumbers, garlic and dill into containers as tightly as you can fit.

Bring first three ingredients to a boil.

Pour hot liquid into cucumber containers. Seal. Let cool a few hours. Refrigerate. Can be eaten in three days.

7 comments:

Lewis said...

Looks like you're in a bit of a pickle, eh? And oh so domestic. Who would have known!

Michael Guy said...

Queen of the county fair, folks...

"Just David!" said...

queen of the county fair, that's tooo funny!!! i hate pickles but i'm gonna do it for some friends, i already have the containers... if my friends like it, i'll send you a blue ribbon... no, orange ribbon, hermes orange!!

Jim said...

Where's my award ribbon?!

Rachel said...

You're already wearing the tiara, darling.

Carolyn said...

I think I'll make these pickles too and impress my mother in law who thinks I'm too stupid to make anything.

dit said...

I bet those pickles are amazing! WOW! From your own garden, impressive. Queen of the fair is funny.