On our way home from Michigan over the weekend we stopped off at a farm looking for cherries. We bought a couple of pounds of tart cherries but what we were so thrilled about were the cucumbers!
I know, only us right? Jim loves pickles, especially if they are spicy or hot. I like sweet pickles but I don’t eat that many of them. I’m more about getting my hands dirty and making them! So we make a good pair. I make them, Jim eats them…and I eat some of them!
It has Horsradish and Ginger in the recipe and I added some Jalepeno to each jar just to kick it up a notch. Can’t wait to give them a try.
…and I put up a ceramic crock with a brine over more cukes (sorry no photo of that) and those are down in the basement fermenting the old fashioned way. Then, finally, with that last batch of cucumbers I’ve sliced them up…
After that there’s this whole complicated process of rinsing, adding brine, sitting, rinsing, stuffing into jars and then canning so I’ll have to update you all later on how that went. For now, I’m home, I’ve got 3 hours to clean up the kitchen and living rooms, do some laundry and hopefully get out to the garden to weed.
I love summer!
Happy Pickling Everyone!