Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Sweet pickles

Yay! My friend delivered 18 pounds of cucumbers to me today. Now I can make my sweet pickles. Jim was getting a little worried. We opened the last jar several weeks ago.
I love that my recipe calls for "enough salt to make an egg float." I never could get the egg to float, even after putting four cups of salt in, but I also had at least four gallons of water in the crock. I think the egg wasn't fresh.
And necessity is the mother of invention.

That is a big rock, in a ziplock bag, on top of a bowl to keep them submerged. Fourteen days of soaking them in salt water then I'll spend a few days with alum, vinegar, and finally sugar.....THE BEST EVER SWEET PICKLE RECIPE.

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