Have you ever made your own pickles? I have been dreaming of making my own pickles for about a year now.
I planted some kirby cucumber plants and harvested a couple of small ones the other day. I only had three but I was determined to try a recipe I found for refrigerator pickles on my favorite canning blog Food In Jars. I had to doctor up the original recipe a bit because I am having a hard time finding dill seed around here so I changed the spices. You can adjust the spices if you like.
I have to tell you I am blown away by how easy and how good these turned out. Here is the recipe I used. This makes 2 pints.
Since I didn’t have enough cucumbers to fill 2 jars I packed the second jar with baby carrots I bought at the grocery store. I haven’t tried them yet!
You jars will seal from the heat of the brine but these pickles are meant to be kept in the fridge not canned for future use.
Please follow proper safety measures for food storage when canning or pickling!