Thursday, September 5, 2013

Homemade Pickles

What a busy time of year!  Harvest season is well underway.  I love all the fresh produce coming out of my garden.  My family loves homemade pickles.  It's a recipe that has been passed down a few generations on my husbands side.  His father is one of thirteen children.  They lived about 20 minutes outside of a small town on a small farm.  Growing up they had a huge garden, a large orchard, and many acres of raspberries.  Having such a large family Grandma had to do all she could to feed her family.  Of course during that time many families did the same.  Now a days we can find anything we want at the store and obtain it very easily.  Not many of us have gardens anymore.   Those of us that do, do it because we enjoy it and we love the taste of food that's been home grown and preserved with love.
I hope you enjoy this recipe.  Everyone I know, loves it.

Grandma's Homemade Pickle's
Cucumbers (smaller ones are best, leave them whole)
Pack the cucumbers into wide mouth mason jars.
The put 1 heaping tablespoon of dill seed into each jar.
Add 1 tsp of mustard seed to each jar.

Boil together
1 3/4 cup of water
1 cup Apple cider vinegar
1 heaping TBSP of salt
This makes enough liquid for more than one jar.

Pour over cucumbers.  Seal in water bath for 10 min.


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