Cucumbers!!

The garden is overflowing with cucumbers. Really.

We just picked these on Tuesday…

…and there were six more today.

Six.

And at least three more that I left for this weekend.

And there’s about 30+ more growing.

People. Listen carefully.

I need pickle recipes.

Now.

Please help.

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5 thoughts on “Cucumbers!!

  1. Jennifer Rieck

    I’ll ask my friend, Janice, who lives near Floresville. She cans and pickles and has won prizes at the county fairs for her recipes.

    Will get back with ya!

  2. Selena Shelley

    In the meantime, do your kids like tomatoes too? I’m all about Greek Salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, onion (optional), and feta cheese.

    Mmmm…..

    1. gatheraroundthetable

      They do not like tomatoes. Not yet anyway. 🙂

      I LOVE the Greek salad…and add olives to your list. YUM.

  3. mistie lawrence

    hey jennifer you need ’em and i got ’em…i love to collect old country cookbooks from these small surrounding towns…got plenty of recipes here are a two:
    (i must worn you these are for large amounts of cucumbers because when i pickle, i pickle. i don’t mess around!)
    kosher dill pickles
    20-25 cucumbers 1 tsp garlic
    1/8 tsp alum 2 heads of dill
    1 qt vinegar 1 c salt
    3 qt water
    of course wash cucumbers and pack into sterilized jars. into each qt jar add above amounts of alum, garlic, and dill. then combine vinegar, salt, and water, heat until boiling and pour into jars and seal immediately. *******for an extra kick i like to put some hot peppers into each jar as well.

    bread and butter pickles
    1/2 c salt 2 qt sliced onions (optional)
    ice cubes 1 tbsp celery seed
    4 c sugar 2 tsp mustard seed
    4 qt sliced cucumbers (40-50)
    1 tbsp ground ginger 1 tsp ground tumeric (optional)
    1/2 tsp white pepper
    gently stir salt into thinly sliced cucumbers. cover with ice cubes and let stand 2-3 hours or until they are crisp and cold. add more ice if it melts. drain and at this point add the onion if you so chose to use them. combine remaining ingredients and bring quickly to a boil and continue to boil for 10 minutes. add cucumber/onion mix and bring to boiling point once again. pack at once into sterilized jars and seal immediately.

    a few little things i have learned over the years:
    -it helps to seal the jars if they are hot
    -after i put the lids on and tighten them i turn them upside down and shake them before placing them close together and covering them with a towel to keep them warm

    with these two tips i have NEVER had a jar that didn’t seal
    good luck!

    1. gatheraroundthetable

      Thank you!!! I love old cookbooks, too…in fact, I have a few out to check this weekend for the same thing. Can’t wait to give them a try! Have a great weekend.

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