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My Crispy Bread and Butter Pickles

6 lbs thinly sliced, unpeeled, unwaxed cucumbers (about 40 pickle sized Kirby cukes, will make about 4 quarts. The thinner they’re sliced, the more you will pack into each quart. Large English cucumbers will work too if Kirbys aren’t in season.) 3 thinly sliced large white onions (1-1/2 to 2 cups) 7 large garlic […]

Pickle Addendum

Ok, I couldn’t wait. I opened one of the jars of pickles for lunch today, and they are AWESOME! Turns out if you cut the cucumbers up before you pickle them, the brine gets right into them. I’m pretty sure that vacuum sealing them really helped them suck the juice up. Whatever – I’m happy. […]

Pickle Production

The day before yesterday, I made my first batch of pickles from my brother Bob’s recipe that I posted a few days ago. I thought I’d chronicle the ups and downs of pickle production, complete with my mistakes for your learning.

I’ve never canned anything, so I relied heavily on advice from […]