Thursday, July 21, 2011

Into the Briny Deep

In the last couple of days I have been making pickles for the first time. I could not pass up the home grown cucumbers at the farmers market. My cucumbers did not grow this year because of bad seeds.
So armed with fresh cucumbers, spices, new/old jars and a lot of pots boiling, I got to canning.
I made dill pickle spears for my husband and bread and butter coins for me. I doctored my pickles with more cardamon seeds and Hoisin sauce for a more Asian flavor. I can hardly wait to try them out. What a fun way to use up cucumbers. The whole house smells wonderful with all the spices floating around in the air. "You just can't buy that smell in a can", to quote my husband.

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