Monday, August 22, 2016

Neighborly + Delicious Homemade Pickles

When we moved into our house a few years back, it was during the Winter and we had barely gotten to know our neighbors. They are about 20 years older than us but once Spring came and we saw what their garden flourished into, I had to get some tips from them! Over the past few years, we have become friends who joke about our dogs, text about bear sightings and share produce (mostly them to us lol). This year, there seems to be an excess of cucumbers in their garden and they thoughtfully offered some to us. I said sure, but what I wasn't expecting was a batch of homemade pickles too! I will admit that as much as I love cucumbers, I have never made my own batch of pickles. They were delicious and I just had to get the recipe.

1 Large Cucumber
1/3 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
5 Tablespoons of Water- 1/4 Cup
5 Tablespoons of Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
A Touch of Ground Black Pepper

This is absolutely so simple and the fact that this can be done in a snap means that there's no reason not to grab a couple cucumbers from the Farmer's Market and whip up a batch of fresh pickles to feed your family, bbq guests or yourself a cool snack when you're hungry for something healthy but a little bit sweet. This isn't the same process you would use in canning but that's juzt fine by me. The shelf life s much shorter but they won't last long in my home anyway. I popped these in some tupperware and ate them within 24 hours. The neighbor was impressed with my immediate need to make these but was also touched that her mother's recipe had made it's way into new hands and new appreciation!

Do you have a recipe for pickles or anything using cucumbers? I'd love to try it!

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