Today we went to a local market and bought pickling cucumbers. So our afternoon was filled with washing and cutting off the blossom end of the cukes. Preparing the garlic, washing jars and then adding the ingredients we needed to make pickles. My girls were happy to help me too. Makes the task pleasant when you have such willing helpers.
Here is the recipe I use…
First wash and cut of blossom end of cucumber
Fill jars with dill
1 t. brown sugar
1 T. pickling salt
Several garlic pieces
1/2 c. vinegar ( I use apple cider vinegar)
Fill the rest of the jar with water, place on lid and rings.
Steam can for 15 minutes. These are crunchy and delicious pickles! (it takes about 3 to 4 weeks before they are ready to eat.)