Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Garden Fresh!

This is the time of year when my fridge is full of things from the garden. I love cucumbers but I can only eat so many before I am done. So I went looking for something super simple to make and I found this Alton Brown's Bread & Butter Pickles you make them in the refrigerator and they are wonderful! Let me share with you!


  • 1/2 onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon pickling spice


Combine onion and cucumber slices in a clean spring-top jar.
Combine the remaining ingredients in a non-reactive saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer for 4 full minutes to wake up the flavors of the spices.
Slowly pour the hot pickling liquid over the onion and cucumber slice, completely filling the jar. Allow the pickles to cool to room temperature before topping off with any remaining pickling liquid. Refrigerate.
Refrigerate the pickles for a week to ripen. They will keep for about 2 months in the refrigerator.

These are just wonderful you will have to give them a try! Thanks again to Food Network for always finding me the perfect recipe. I hope you enjoyed it I know we are!


1 comment:

  1. The title of this review is so appropriate. What can be more appetizing than Garden Fresh? Combine that with Alton Brown from the Food Network & the recipe for Bread & Butter Pickles & I'm already drooling. Thank you for the recipe.