Three Day Pickles
2 cups of water
1/3 cups white vinegar
1 heaping tablespoon salt, I used Celtic sea salt
1/2 tablespoon of whole allspice if desired
Place all of the above ingredients in a saucepan and heat until salt is dissolved.
3-5 cucumbers, depending on size, cut into spears or slices
6 cloves of garlic peeled and left whole
4 small onions, or 1/2 of a larger onion sliced
1 bunch of fresh dill
Sweet peppers, hot peppers, or banana peppers can be added if you have them and they are delicious.
Place garlic and onions in bottom of a quart jar and then add cucumbers. Place dill on top. Pour the brine over the top and if it doesn't cover the cucumbers all of the way, add filtered water until it does. That is it. Now the hard part. Place the jars in the fridge and wait. I will confess that I haven't always waited three days. Once I waited only 23 hours. They were still good, but the extra wait time really helps. If you make more than one jar, the second will be even better if you wait a week or longer.
In your share you will find some unusual cucumbers and zucchini. Here are some pics to help you not get confused! If you need ideas for the rest of the items in this weeks share don't forget to look at our past recipes.
|Bush Baby Zucchini|
|White Wonder Cucumbers|