June 28, 2014

PICKLE TIME!!

I always look forward to putting away the pickle that Granny Ella made. She used the long burpless cucumbers a lot but I like to use the small pickling cukes. This is the BEST tasting sweet pickle ever! And it brings back the memories of me watching granny stirring the salt in her bucket and floating that egg. You have to add pickling salt to your water until a raw egg floats on top.  When it does, you have enough salt.

We will have pickle in about 2 1/2 weeks! yea!





13 comments:

Mdm Samm said...

did you say pickle....? I am already puckered up....I have to admit there is nothing like YOUR pickles....still remember the crunch and incredible taste lol

StitchinByTheLake said...

I've never heard that about the water - very interesting! I made some refrigerator pickles last week. Yum! blessings, marlene

Shari said...

Never tried my hand at pickles...still playing around with jams. My mom made pickles, but I don't remember her floating an egg...I was probably to young to remember. She preferred to preserve without people under foot LOL

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Oh My! How great that your cukes are in, mine are barely beginning to mature. I love the floating egg story! You're teasing us with these fun pickles and no recipe:@)

Carla said...

I don't have cucs in the garden yet and have never made pickles, but I do have one of my grandmother's recipes. Maybe I could try. You make it look and sound like fun. I always thought it was just work...:)

claire witherspoon said...

I never heard that trick about the egg and the salt water. Verycute! That's a lot of pickles you got there! How do you process them?

Dee said...

Your pickles are delicious! It's been at least a couple of years since I've had one, but I still remember how great they were. Never heard the egg trick before. Enjoy!

Melody said...

Those little cucumbers look delicious, even before pickled.

Rhonda said...

Oh wow...this process sound wonderful. Questions....will they be sweet or dill when finished? Will you process them in a water bath canning procedure? If not, what happens next?
I can sweet pickles in a three day process but am very curious about yours.

Jeanna said...

Those look wonderful...that is A LOT of pickles. Enjoy Thearica. Been a long time since I've heard anyone speak about floating the egg...brings back great memories from my younger days in Alabama.

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Lisa said...

I have never heard the salt/egg thing, pretty neat. I actually was invited to pick a friends cucumbers this past Friday, he said he had a few. Oh my did I have a blast, a few turned out to be around 25lbs. So I shared with a couple of people, then I have eaten a few (ha ha) and I have a large batch of Cinnamon Pickles in the works...

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