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Saturday, July 9, 2011

My first ever pickle day~!

This morning I went out to the garden and there were a million sorta large pickles on the vine! I had just picked a bunch the other day, but did not do it yesterday. We had rain last night, so they were really ready today! So, I decided to try making kosher dill pickles for the first time. I searched around for recipes, but some books seemed a little complicated. Then I remembered that book called Country Wisdom and Know-How, which I use as a reference for everything all summer and fall. It had a super easy recipe for a million kinds of pickles and they were easy to follow. So, I packed the two dogs into the truck and went out for dill, mustard seed, garlic and a new jar-grabber (to grab the hot jars from the canning pot). Then it was time to pickle. Seeing the pretty green pickles in the jars on the Hoosier makes me happy. I hope they taste as good as some other pickles that I have gotten from my friends.

There is very little cooking time with these, so they should be crunchy when we open them in three weeks. So, besides pickles today, I had to do very little housework. The whole house is almost sparkly clean since I have been off from school. I did the bathroom upstairs yesterday and then I started my bedroom this morning. Ken is vacuuming the house now, and then it will be time to start dinner already. Then a little sewing time is in order. Oh, I have been listening to the podcast called "Within a Quarter Inch" which I started a while back and then had a friend remind me about. It is fun to listen to that while sewing and cutting. I can't get the Alex Anderson one to just play without downloading (it's still free though), so that will have to wait for a while.


Colleen said...

Sheryl, those pickles look yummy! My husband will be first on line for a taste ~ the man loves his pickles! And I too love seeing them on you hoosier!

Stephanie Suzanne ♥ Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hey there,

Yep it's been a while since you posted. I happy to see you back. I made pickles too many moons ago. Those tiny pickles are also wonderful sliced with a bit of salt and whatever else you want on them.
I've started a new blog to concentrate on my crochet and sewing. I'd love to have you visit and follow me. My Queen of Dreamsz blog is still active. I'm using it to show all of my vintage sewing patterns and other images.

Have a wonderful week,
Stephanie Suzanne ♥
Queen of Dreamsz

Colleen said...

Hey, are those pickles ready yet? How do they taste?

Stephanie Suzanne ♥ Queen of Dreamsz said...

I want to invite you to a Quiltie Swap...they are only 4 x 6 inches....drop by if you are interested.

Stephanie ♥