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Thursday, March 4, 2010

In a pickle

I belong to a produce co-op, which is a lot of fun and gets more fruits and veggies into our house.  I never know what we'll be getting.  Most of the fruit in the Fruits of the Forest pie came from the food co-op, so you can see that we get some nice variety.  Last week my basket included a bunch of cucumbers.  My family is not a big cuke eating crowd so I decided to try my hand at making some pickles for the first time.  I had to go out and buy some jars, and figured I'd get 2 or  3 jars of pickles out of this pile of cucumbers. I chose a recipe for sliced sandwich pickles that could be done within an hour...that's what fits into my schedule.  Well, somehow once they are sliced the cukes sort of shrunk or something - and they all fit into ONE pint jar!  I went ahead and made the liquid and poured it in the jar and processed that lonely jar.  My first pickles! I don't know what they'll taste like but they look kind of nice, and were easy to make.


cara lou said...

Haha! So funny! How long does it take for them to pickle? I want to know how they turn out!

Material Mary said...

way to go--you preserved the cukes and got pickles!!

Alissa said...

They only had to process for 15 minutes - I don't know if they would be all pickled now or if they have to hang out in the jar for a while. The directions didn't say anything about that so I guess they really are pickles already. I'll break them out when we can have a cookout.