My children adore pickles. This time of year, we have veggies in our garden growing faster than we can eat them, and we thought it was time to give pickling a try ourselves! We knew you could pickle more than cucumbers, but we didn't realize the range of foods that can be pickled. We signed up for a class at Drumlin Farm to learn more about the recipe and process.
EASY REFRIGERATOR PICKLES in 6 Steps:
We added lots of dill that we picked, garlic, and a few mustard seeds to some bags. We are so thrilled with the outcome - they are delicious!
You can find lots of recipes online - this one is very simple, or this one is great but what we learned is - it's hard to go wrong. Don't limit yourself to just cucumbers! We will try again using apple cider vinegar for fun... it is not an exact science, but more of an art to experiment with your own personal taste.
We learned a lot about the history of pickling and preserving foods - this is a great article on PBS The History Kitchen we all enjoyed.
As easy as it is, you can make it even simpler by buying a mix of spices - just add the vinegar, water, and cucumbers for - these were also delicious. But we feel confident now to make our own concoctions and continuing to see what we like best!