Monday, July 1, 2013

Easy Cold-Pickle Recipe!

To say that pickles are a slight addiction in our house is an understatement. If I buy a jar of pickles, it will likely be gone by the end of the day. We seriously love pickles. So when I saw this easy no-heat pickling recipe here, I immediately went out and bought my ingredients. The recipe called for 2 cups of sugar, which seemed a bit sweet to me so I altered the recipe a tad to fit our taste here:) Here's how it's done, so you can try it too!
First! Wash all jars and lids with hot soapy water, rinse and dry thoroughly.

You will need:
Approx. 6 small mason jars (or 2-3 large)
7-cups unpeeled pickling cucumbers sliced thin (about 7 large dills)
1-cup sliced onions (I used red for mine)
1-cup sliced bell peppers (red again here)
1-tbsp salt
2-cup white vinegar
2-tbs sugar
1-tsp celery seed
2-tsp mustard seed

Mix cucumbers, onions, peppers and salt; set a side
Put vinegar, sugar, celery seed and mustard seed in a pot and bring to a boil
Remove from heat and let cool for one hour
Pour mixture over cucumbers
Put in jars and store in refrigerator
(Will keep up to 2 months)

I will not try to save any of my pride by not telling you that after these puppies were in the fridge for about one hour, the suspense was too much. We opened a jar "to try them and make sure they were going to be edible." Even after only an hour in the fridge, they were DELICIOUS...full flavored vinegary/crunchy goodness:) I can wait to taste them again after they've had some time to set:)

Have you pickled anything lately??
Happy Monday!
Xo


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4 comments:

  1. Being the lucky man that I am, I married you. One of the great perks of being married to you is all the delicious food you create and cook !

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  2. Aw thanks babe:) The biggest joy of creating things is watching someone you love enjoy it:)
    XO

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  3. Gosh you take beautiful photos... What camera equipment do you use?

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    1. Thank you!! I am still learning, but I'm glad you enjoy them!! I use a Nikon D3100. My pride and joy ;) I purchased it halfway through my blogging adventure (prior photos were all taken with my cell phone camera:/ ) The Nikon really is great one to learn on, I have to say.

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