Monday, June 23, 2008

What do I do with all of these cucumbers?!

One more thing that I am really excited about is my garden! I know, both of my sisters think that I'm crazy, but it's been so fun! We've been getting so many cucumbers that I went to Wal-Mart and got jars and pickling supplies (Wal-mart had a Ball--the canning company-bread and butter mix and it was delicious--they also have jars for preserving or plastic ones for the fridge/freezer depending on how soon you'll use them). I made my first batch of about 3-4 pounds of Boston Pickling cucumbers. I made bread and butter chips. The next batch I'm going to try to make Kosher Dill pickles. I have about 5 cucumbers but I need about 10 more..maybe that many more will be ready today or tomorrow! I got 5 pints (jars) of them from that batch! I think that it's neat that we have real cucumbers pickled from our garden (and I hope they're yummy--they still have to pickle for at least another week!!)


Anonymous said...

I found this by searching for what to do with all the cukes i'm getting from just one plant.

Did you try a spicy/garlic pickle recipe or spice mix? If so, what was it and was it good?

Allison said...

I used Mrs. Wages pickle mixes, the kosher dill mix and the refrigerator bread and butter cucumber pickles.
They're available at Wal-mart and other stores or online at

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