Saturday, July 20, 2013

For the Love of Pickles // Homemade Baby Garlic Dills


CALLING ALL PICKLE LOVERS! 
If you are like me, you could go for a nice and juicy, crunchy dill spear at pretty much anytime of the day. (Yes, I said anytime)

I absolutely love any and all type of pickles.  I discovered my immense love for the sweet and tangy morsels when I was a small child and I have since tried to master the art of making them myself.


I found these cute little guys at the store yesterday and in that moment I knew that I had to try my luck at another batch. Just look at them, how adorable! And perfect for pickling.

This was one of the simplest procedures. Just these ingredients and a canning jar and you're all set!

What You'll Need:*
  • 1 pound of cucumbers (in the form that you prefer; sliced, whole, ect)
  • 3 whole cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper or 1/2 whole black pepper corns
  • 1 tsp. whole mustard seed
  • 1/2 tsp. pickling spice (optional) 
  • 1 bay leaf 
  • 1 tsp. dill weed (I used dried, but fresh would be even better!)
  • 1/3-2/3 cups sweetener (I used honey, but brown sugar works as well)
  • 6 tbls. white wine vinegar
  • 6 tbls. white distilled vinegar
The Process: 
Add the first 6 ingredients to a 2 quart jar.
Mix the honey/sugar and vinegars in a separate bowl to combine.
Add the liquid to the jar and shake well.
Place in the fridge for at least 24 hours, but they will become better in time!






*recipe inspiration from http://www.pioneerwomanatheart.blogspot.com/2012/07/from-homesteading-journal.html
 
These little guys would make the perfect side for a nice sandwich at lunch time! Enjoy! 

Zoe

5 comments:

  1. Thank you SO much for popping over to my blog today. It really means the world! How did we just find each other? I am an immense pickle lover. I seriously would endorse this post 110%!

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    1. No problem...thanks for stopping by here! I'm so glad you share my crazy love as well :)

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  2. My best friend is obsessed with pickles! I need to share your recipe with her :)

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    1. Awesome! She's my kinda girl then! Thanks :)

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