Homemade Pickles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I went to Costco last week and couldn’t resist picking up a bag of little cucumbers.  They are called “Cute Cucumbers” and are perfectly named 🙂

Since I couldn’t eat them all within a week, I decided to make pickles!  I cleaned out an empty pickle jar and lined up a bunch of the little cucumbers.  I then tucked in some fresh dill from the garden along with a couple of peeled whole garlic cloves.

Next, in a saucepan I added about 2 cups of white vinegar, a pinch of kosher salt, a teaspoon of sugar, whole blackpeppercorns, and a pinch of mustard seed.  Bring to a boil and stir until the sugar and salt dissolved.  Then let brine cool slightly and then pour into pickle jar.  Seal up and put in the frig. 

In a few days they will be crunchy and yummy.  They will last in the frig for several weeks so a terrific way to use up leftover cucumbers.

So if your garden is full of cucumbers and you are looking for ideas – just make some refrigerator pickles!  If your cucumbers are large you could just slice them and have pickle chips.

Click the picture for a close up and get creative with your cukes!!

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