Homemade Pickles

In this house WE LOVE PICKLES! 

We love them so much that a few years ago we started making our own. 

It is simple enough to do. Plus, we are in control of the healthy ingredients we use and the kids can help ... so why not! 

 

Here is how we make 'em.

 

Into a large (24 ounce) mason jar we shove:

 My oldest daughter a few years back helping to shove cucumbers, garlic scapes and onions into waiting a waiting mason jar. 

My oldest daughter a few years back helping to shove cucumbers, garlic scapes and onions into waiting a waiting mason jar. 

3 big kirbie cucumbers, sliced

1 small onion, chunked

3-4 garlic scapes, chunked

Your mason jar should be full.

 

In a sauces pan, we heat up:

1 1/2 cups of white vinegar

1/2 teaspoon of salt

3/4 cup of sugar (1 cup if you like them sweeter) 

1/2 teaspoon turmeric

1 teaspoon yellow mustard seeds 

 

What we do then:

We heat the saucepan ingredients until sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. Then we pour the vinegar mixture over vegetables in the canning jar. We leave the jar unopened on the counter until it cools to room temperature. Then we cover the jar and place it in the fridge.

Unfortunately we have to wait 24 hours before they are ready but then we devour them! 

 

Perfect for summer! We hope you try then. If like this recipe or want to share one of your own, we hope you will do so in the Real Moms Collaborative! 

 

Thanks for reading! 

Eat well, be well, 

Michelle 

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