Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Recipe: Refrigerator Dill Pickles

I'm still fairly new to the pickle world. For the past 18 years or so I have had a strong distaste for pickles but I recently rediscovered my love for dill pickles!

I made a few changes to the original recipe. It called for kirby cucumbers. I just used two random cucumbers from my in-laws' garden. I have no idea what they were. Also, I forgot to stir them at all and they did fine.

All in all, a super easy recipe that makes fantastic sour pickles!

Refrigerator Dill Pickles

1-1/2 cups distilled white vinegar
1/4 sugar
4 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
3/4 teaspoon dill seeds
2 cups hot water

2 large cucumbers, sliced 1/4-inch thick
3/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh dill
3 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped


Put the first seven ingredients in a glass bowl and stir until dissolved. Cool to room temperature.

Slice cucumbers, chop dill and garlic, and place in a large bowl.

Pour brine over top and mix well. Cover and refrigerate overnight/twelvish hours.

In the morning, put in mason jars. Store up to two weeks (if they last that long!).

Yield: 1 1/2 to 2 quarts.

Source: One Perfect Bite


Monday, August 6, 2012

Goodwill: July 2012

Just a small bag for goodwill this month. I forgot to take a photo before I tied it up but this bag is:
two tablecloths,
a tiny folding stool,
a coke glass,
a christmas scarf,
and a bandeau from Victoria's Secret.

(Getting rid of this last item gave me great pain but it NEVER fit right, and I only ever wore it twice in a year or two. Sad day indeed.)