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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Six Word Saturday and Shadow Shot Sunday! August 31-September 1, 2013

Making pickles...here is the recipe!

Spices,vinegar and sugar await...

Cucumbers and onions sit in salt for 3 hours

After the pickles are in the jars
They are ready to eat!
Here's the recipe:

Bread and Butter Pickles
makes 4-5 pints

12 medium size cucumbers cut in 1/4" slices
1 1/2 # onions thinly sliced (3 large onions)
1/2 cup salt
3 cups vinegar, 3 cups sugar, 1/4 cup mustard seeds,
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, 1/2 tsp tumeric and 2 tsp celery seeds 

In a large glass or stainless steel bowl combine 
cucumbers, onions and salt and let sit for 3 hours.
Then pour into large colander to drain. Rinse with cold 
water several times and drain again.
In a stainless steel 10 quart pot combine the vinegar,
sugar,and all spices. Bring to a boil and add the well drained 
cucumber and onion slices. Reduce the heat to low and 
simmer for 2 minutes. 
Do not boil or the pickles won't be crisp. Pack pickles in
hot sterile jars and seal in cold water bath for 20 minutes.**
Can be eaten immediately. 
**I find that the jars will usually seal without the cold water bath
if your jars are hot and the rims and lids are hot also.
If you try this and they don't seal, just keep in fridge and eat away!
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  1. It's a long time since I last saw a pickles recipe. This one looks so delicious.

  2. Gorgeous pickled delights - just right in style and more importantly, flavor :)

    Nothing commercial, it seems, can match homemade. Years ago, an aunt in North Dakota made her pickles the same way. I carried (4) large Ball jars full back home in my suitcase. Happily, it was <70 lbs., and I had the pleasure of watching the baggage handler load it onto the plane at MSP. It was a lot of pickles to haul around. But worth it :)

  3. It does indeed look/sound delicious! Always love to try a new recipe!! Hope your holiday weekend is off to a great start!

  4. I love pickles - have you ever fried them?

  5. Looks wonderful - but I'll let others do the cooking, lol.

  6. Great 6 word sentence and recipe!

  7. Yum. Nothing beats a good pickle.

  8. My aunt is the only person I know who makes pickles, but I have never seen a recipe or seen her make them. I have never tried it myself.

  9. Anonymous11:36 PM

    Never made preserves in my life, but these do look good. Your blog is always such a welcoming splash of colour too. Happy weekend :)

  10. I don't can things, but my mother did and her pickles were one of my favorite things.

    Have a terrific day. Big hugs. :)

  11. It's been a really long time since I made any pickles other than refrigerator pickles. They look delicious.

  12. Pickling and canning and jarring stuff always looks so complicated to me! My hat is off to anyone who can do this.

  13. Mmmm! You just made me so very hungry for my Grandma's bread and butter pickles; they were wonderful!

  14. I am and always will be a pickle fan and these are like one of my most favorite of all!

  15. ummmm....yummy. LOVE those pickles!!!


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