Homemade Pickles

We planted a few vegetables that are growing beautifully. Squash, zucchini, and cucumbers. We have more cucumbers then we know what to do with. I ran to Target and bought these adorable mason jars and could not wait to make some pickles! This morning we went to the garden and picked a few cucumbers and brought them inside. Daddy used the mandolin to slice them all to the perfect size to fit in the jars. The girls took turns measuring out the ingredients for the pickling solution. They had so much fun putting the cucumbers in the little jars. After the solution was cooked we added it to the cucumbers and put the lids on the jars. We let them cool to room temperature and placed them in the refrigerator. It is so much fun to not only cook as a family, but to try new foods from your very own garden!

We added jalapeño and crushed red pepper to this jar! Mommy and daddy’s pickles !

Cucumbers 2-3

2-3 garlic cloves chopped

Dill fresh or dried 1 -2 teaspoon

2 teaspoon sugar

1/2 cup vinegar ( white or apple cider)

1 bay leaf

* you can add mustard seed, jalapeño, onion, paprika, red pepper flakes) adjust to your liking

Put in sauce pan and cook till sugar and salt are dissolved. Slice cucumbers and place in jars. Pour solution over cucumbers and seal jars. Bring to room temperature before placing in refrigerator.

* double recipe for more 🙂

** be sure to clean jars with soap and water before using!


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