Get yourself in a Pickle


Kyle D has been at it again. He's got the bug- the thrill of seeing your own recipe glistening behind glass- knowing that you've made something today to enjoy later. That someday in the not-too-distant future you will hear that pop and rushing hiss of a well-sealed jar. Not at all like leftovers, rather a flavor captured in time. Not something reluctantly tolerated, even dreaded until it's gone, but looked forward to, put away for a special occasion.

This time it's pickles. And not just one flavor.
Some SWEET. Some DILL.

Using a food processor, simply slice the cucumber, as well as any other pickle-ie add-ins you may wish. We chose onions and green bell peppers.

To boiling vinegar, add your desired spice blend.

Sweet tends to have sugar and spices like turmeric, cloves and celery seed - while Dill typically includes garlic, peppercorns or red pepper flakes, salt and of course dill seed and sprigs of dill weed. Plus, you can benefit from a spoonful of mustard seed.

Fill your jar about 3/4 with cucumbers and pour hot liquid over. Just clamp down the lid, chill overnight, et voilá! you have pickles!

The food processor slice is thinner than your typical pickle but makes for a nice spread once the pickles are ready to eat. These lovely delicate pickles are delicious by themselves on a cracker but would be just as nice as a flavor companion to your favorite sandwich.


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