Steve, I do not have any good pickling recipes but I have a dish I love.
I like to cut up a mild onion, thinly sliced carrots and cucumber then douse with applecider vinegar and a dash of olive oil. If I have them I will throw in some pickled jalapenos and olives. This is a nice fresh salad to eat in the heat of the summer.
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Scott Foster wrote:Steve, I do not have any good pickling recipes but I have a dish I love.
I like to cut up a mild onion, thinly sliced carrots and cucumber then douse with apple cider vinegar and a dash of olive oil. If I have them I will throw in some pickled jalapenos and olives. This is a nice fresh salad to eat in the heat of the summer.
Yeah the weather has been really weird here too recently.
It was 50 degrees F. about 3 weeks ago and we were getting rain pretty regularly, and then it changed almost immediately to 90 degrees and no rain on top of that. I know the plants were super confused, but most of them have weathered (pun intended) it pretty well.
Steve Thorn wrote:
I really like sliced cucumbers in vinegar, and I want to grow dill and pickle some cucumbers this year.
Anybody have any good pickling recipes?
I do not like pickles at all, and last year (with an enormous cucumber harvest) I decided to make some home made refrigerator pickles for my pickle loving husband. I just used a cup of apple cider or white wine vinegar, a couple cups of water, cut cucumbers, then threw them in the mason jar with a bunch of fresh dill, garlic, a bit of salt, and whatever peppers we had laying around (everything from jalapeno to Serrano to some super hot peppers I don't remember, basically whatever you have). You can also add whatever other spices you want. I sealed them up, put them in the fridge, and a couple weeks later had pickles that even me, a pickle hater, devoured.
There are a ton of recipes online, but the key for me was not adding sugar, or at most adding a teaspoon. I realized the store bought pickles are just full of sugar, and the pickles all floppy. It was hard for me to believe how easy it was to make them myself and how good they are! They won't keep as long as proper canned pickles, but the stayed good for me for a month of so after ready. They were so good though that they were eaten very quickly. This might be a good way to start.
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