Thursday, September 8, 2011

Pickle-rama continues....

Sometimes I forget how many recipes I have until I start pulling them out of obscurity, or someone asks me for one that I have made for them before.  There are many that have come in and out of my kitchen...some made many times and then forgotten, some made regularly...How about you?  Is it time to pull some of your old fave's out of obscurity?

As pickle week continues here, I have another family favourite to share--I had a friend email today for this recipe...and I had to look through my "binder of chaos" a couple of times to find it--it was obviously time to pull it out of obscurity, and time to reorganize the binder...

Bread and Butter Pickles

1 4qt basket of cucumbers (about 1 1/2 inch in diameter)
8 med onions
1/2 cup salt
5 cups vinegar
1 tsp tumeric
2 large red peppers
5 cups sugar
2 tbsp mustard seed
1 tsp whole cloves

Slice cukes and onions (thin rings) and peppers into strips.  Dissolve salt in ice water and pour over veggies.  Let stand 3 hours then drain.
Combine vinegar, sugar and spices.  Bring to a boil.  Add drained veggies and heat to boiling point.  DO NOT BOIL.
Pack in pint or half pint jars.

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