BH AND G DILL PICKLES AND KOSHER VARIATION FOR EACH QUART ½ lb 4 inch cucumbers (5-6) 3-4 heads fresh dill 1 tsp mustard seed 1 C water ½ C cider vinegar (good quality, 4-6 % acidity) 1 Tbsp (generous) granulated pickling salt Scrub cucumbers and pack loosely into hot quart jars, leaving ½ inch
When cucumbers are plentiful, put up a batch or two of crunchy dill pickles. They’re great for sandwiches and to garnish potato, tuna and other salads.”—The Garlic Lovers’ Cookbook (1980) GARLIC DILL PICKLES I Makes 6 quarts 7 lbs medium-sized cucumbers, washed 6 thick onion slices 4 Tbsp dill seed 3 tsp crushed red pepper
I interrupt the pickle recipe barrage to make clear what’s happened. I had a bumper crop of cucumbers. This evening we enjoyed a cucumber au gratin dish. Cucumbers– they’re not just for pickles. And now… back to pickle recipes.
PRIZEWINNING BREAD AND BUTTER PICKLES Makes 5 1 ½ pint jars 16-20 medium cucumbers, sliced ¼ inch thick 10 small onions, sliced 1/3 C canning salt Ice cubes 3 C vinegar 2 C sugar 2 Tbsp mustard seeds 2 tsp turmeric 2 tsp celery seeds 1 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp peppercorns Combine cucumbers and
HOT DILL PICKLES Cucumbers, medium sized, washed and wiped Fresh dill Garlic cloves, peeled Hot peppers 13 C water 3 C vinegar 1 C pickling salt Pack cucumbers into 10 quart jars, with 2 small bunches dill, 3 cloves garlic, and 3 hot peppers in each jar. Combine water, vinegar, and salt, cover, and bring
SLICED DILL PICKLES Makes 7 to 8 pints 3 Tbsp pickling spice 4 C cider vinegar 4 C water ¾ C sugar ½ C salt, preferably pickling or preserving Bay leaves, 1 for each jar Garlic cloves, peeled, 1 for each jar Mustard seed, ½ tsp for each jar Heads fresh dill, 1 for each
I mentioned the other day that I’d gotten a crappy old book about legumes (the bean family; The Leguminosae: A Source Book of Characteristics, Uses and Nodulation) from the Friends of the Library “freebie table” and was surprised to discover that it’s going for considerably more than $0.00 at Amazon. And then there’s this nearly