Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Pickles, pickles, and more pickles

Our good old fashioned pickles are finally done fermenting and I packed them up today. We got six pints from that first batch! I quickly washed out my gallon container and put on a second batch to ferment. With all the rain we've had lately, the cucumber vines are producing loads of fruit and I'm going to have to start pawning them off on the neighbors!

I found a great recipe for bread-n-butter pickles today from
Stephanie at Keeper of the Home.
They were super simple to make and contain Bragg's Apple Cider vinegar and raw honey (stuff Doug drinks everyday!) They'll ferment on the counter for two days then off to the fridge.

I plan on serving these with lunches and snacks. They'll be a wonderful probiotic boost and immune system inhancer. I can't get JP and Danny to eat them yet, but they are willing to drink a bit of the pickle juice. Even just a teaspoon of the juice contains enough enzymes to help coat their gut with probiotics....a little bit goes a long way!
So if you come for a visit this summer, expect to take home a pint (or three) of pickles. And if you don't take them home'll probably be seeing them at Christmas time!


Sonya said...


I'll take some of those cukes off your hands. I have none!!!Don't even ask why!!!!! Dang little buggers! And we are out of pickles, that was the last at BonBon's party! But, I lots of tomatoes!

Kalona said...

I love seeing all that you are doing with your garden produce, JoAnn. Makes me want a big garden, but we don't have a good place for one.

JoAnnC. said...

I wish I could make it a full time (and paying!) job! I really love it! Will save some cukes and pickles for you Sonya. Maybe we can get together in Sugarland for lunch one day.