Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Simply Dill Pickles

Simply Dill Pickles !

Who doesn't love pickles?  Recently, Darrick and I were given some freshly grown cucumbers from a co-worker. Not wanting them to go bad, we decided to make pickles, I can remember my grandmother canning pickles and I enjoyed eating anything she made. I think I could taste the love.

What you will need:
This recipe makes 4 quart jars

4 large cucumbers
2 cups water
1 cups white vinegar
2 tbsp. canning salt
1/4 tsp. of dill seed per quart jar
1/4 tsp. of minced garlic per quart jar

Step 1 - Get your jars and lids boiling to sterilize

Step 2  - Prepare your brine by combining the canning salts, water and vinegar.

Step 3 - Cut up your cucumbers, cut them in spears and slices.

Step 4 - Add the dill and garlic seasonings to the bottom of each jar, add cucumbers and fill with brine to about 1/2 inch from the bottom of the lid

Step 5 - Place the jars back in the water bath for 10 min, then remove the jars to cool and ensure the seal is made by depressing the lid.


  1. Those look wonderful! Wonder if they would be as good with zucchini, since that what seems to have taken off in my area this year? Do you have any tips for pickling other veggies too?

  2. I heard a great sugestion to add green tomatos to the jars, this fall if i have left over green tomatos i will try this out. This sugestion came from an 80 yr old member of my church and we know methodists love to cook !


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