Need a really fast gift?
Don’t have time to do a lot of shopping… then this may be the answer.
If you grow cucumbers in your yard or go to farmers markets you can find cucumbers… they are always around.
And cucumbers make excellent refrigerator pickles that take no time at all to make – Just add a nice bow to the jar and you have a wonderful homemade holiday gift.
Sterilised Quart or Pint Jars and Lids – boil them in water for a 30 minutes… let cool slightly.
3 – Cups of White Vinegar
3 – Cups of Water
2 – Tablespoons of Pickling Salt – Most supermarkets have this salt on hand.
Bring the above to a boil.
Will also need lots of cucumbers sliced.
6 – Whole Cloves of Organic Garlic – the more garlic the better as far as I’m concerned.
3 – Teaspoons of Black Pepper Corns.
1/4 – Teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper – this is optional
8 or 9 – Large Pieces of Fresh Organic Dill
You can change the spices as you like – perhaps you like curry pickles, then add some curry powder, or Italian seasoning, perhaps some cajun seasoning – whatever makes your heart sing.
Add spices to your jar – then add sliced cucumber and arrange them in the jar nicely, then pour over the boiling brine enough to cover everything, then secure with lids and let cool… then put them in the frig to cure.
Let them sit in the frig for 5 to 7 days… the longer the better for bold flavour.
You can always take them out of the frig early and give them to someone and tell them to put them in the frig for a few more days before eating.
Remember to always be careful when canning and pickling… follow proper safety measures when doing so.
This article is meant to get you started… so you can do more research on your own… dig a little deeper and find what works for you. This article is for educational purposes only, I strongly recommend that you seek advice from your own GP, private doctor, or medical specialist for any ailment, illness, or medical condition.. this article not meant to be a scientific analysis in any way, shape, or form.
Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist and Spiritual Teacher for over 20 years, helping people to recover and feel healthy. You can also find Dr. Haider on FB under Dr. Paul Haider, Healing Herbs, and at www.paulhaider.com – feel free to contact him any time. Also check out Dr. Haider’s radio show at http://www.thesourcecenterradio.com/The-Relaxed-Soul.html Nov. show to be about “Aliens and God”
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