Pickle Parting Gifts
August 9, 2010 § Leave a comment
Saturday I started out with a mission: To Create the BEST Pickles Ever! This involved multiple steps which is what I am going to write about on here.
The first step in the process was the inspiration part. I was inspired to create pickles from a blog post I read on The Edible Perspective’s Blog. Such beautiful pickles she created and the steps did not seem to bad. So get your boots on and get ready for some pickling!
I visited the Davidson Farmers Market early Saturday morning in hopes that pickling cucumbers would still be in season. I was surprised to see a nice mount of the cucumbers at the Barbee Farms stand. Cucumber Heaven! I piled up two big bags of cucumbers which totaled around $13.00. I also got 3 cloves of garlic (best garlic on earth) which was $2.00 a piece (ouch!). But since it is the best garlic on earth I decided to bite the bullet and not stress out about how much I paid for it.
My travels then took me to the Healthy Home Market for some organic dill sprigs, coriander and black pepper. I got home and realized that I forgot the vinegar, so out to Food Lion I ran.
This was the recipe that I used for the pickles:
This is what the “pickles” looked like prior to liquid added:
I made a total of 4 jars and it only took about 30 minutes for all of the prep work and cleanup. The recipe said that you can eat the pickles after about 4-6 hours but I am going to let mine sit for 48 hours to let maximum pickling occur. I have already given away 3 jars and have one for myself, but I have about another 6 to make and plan on doing that tonight 🙂