Posted on | August 9, 2010 | Comments Off
I have been selling my kosher dill pickles and bread and butter pickles at the farmer’s market. I was down to 2 jars each. Our summer has been so hot and dry that the cucumbers that we planted did not thrive. So I had to take matters into my own hands.
We bought and were gifted with about one and a half bushels of cucumbers. I heard that if you soak the cukes in cold water, they will crisp up and they make the pickles crisper too. We’ll see.
Bill sliced a bunch of cucumbers and sweet onions for bread and butter pickles. These are layered with salt and ice and put in the fridge overnight. This evening they will be mixed with the pickling sauce, put into jars and processed in boiling water.
We use the recipes in the Ball Blue Book for our pickles.