Sunday, August 19, 2012

Bumper Crop!

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A bumper crop of cucumbers means ---- PICKLES!!

Molly is a garden loving Airedale, a foster/rescue that stayed and won the heart of Libby so many years ago.  Molly, aka, the garden helper, knows just when everything is perfectly ripe and tries to dash in to get the first pick. 

Here she is with a perfect example of  "stink eye" being given to stay away from  her English Cucumbers.

Thanks to Libby (and Molly) for sharing her recipe for Bread and Butter refrigerator pickles.

Bread and butter refrigerator pickles

makes approx. 4 pints

Slicing (not pickling) cucumbers (regular or English)
Onions (optional)

3 c. sugar
3 c. vinegar
1/3 c. canning salt
1 Tbsp mustard seed
1 Tbsp celery seed
1 Tbsp turmeric

Wash the cukes and slice them thin
Slice onions thin
Layer sliced cukes and onions in glass jars 

In large pan, combine sugar, vinegar, salt, seeds and turmeric
Heat until sugar is dissolved; let cool.
Pour over cucumber slices. Cover and refrigerate.
Let stand at least one day before using.

Tasty on hamburgers and sandwiches; easy to make.
As long as they're in the fridge, they keep a long time (as in months).

*you can make the brine and store it in the fridge if you don't have enough cucumbers to fill 4 pint jars
Cukes getting a wash

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  1. I've only ever had Fannings Bread and Butter pickles from the grocery store. I bet these are fabulous! Thank you for the recipe, Molly and Libby!

  2. That Molly, I don't think there is anything she can't do (with Ma Libby's help anyway)! Great job on the cukes/pickles to-be! The recipe looks easy enough even for a non-canner like me.


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