Make your own: Bread and Butter Pickles

August 24, 2013 § 4 Comments

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In case you haven’t noticed I am really into making my own foods. Every day i read about more toxins in the form of additives, stabilizers and preservatives that are in pretty much everything we buy. And it upsets me because I think most people are not aware of what they are actually eating, they feed it to their children and then don’t make the connection when they slowly become unhealthy. You are what you eat, plain and simple.

Foods like pickles are so easy, there are only a few ingredients and you just have to measure and boil the vinegar. Why eat all those chemical extras?

Making your own simple foods is something all our ancestors did. It’s not rocket science, it just takes a little bit of time. But if you don’t think the time is worth it, then what good is all that time if you’re not feeling well?

Sorry for the ranting, I’ll get right to it now!

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Easy Bread and Butter Pickles:

4 pickling cucumbers, (Kirby) sliced 1/2 in thick

2 large cloves garlic, sliced

1/4 cup red onion, sliced thin

1/4 cup sea salt (Kosher is fine too)

fresh dill, handful, chopped

1 cup white vinegar

1/4 cup sugar

2 tsp yellow mustard seed

2 tsp celery seed

1 tsp ground turmeric

Put the sliced cucumbers, garlic, onion and salt into a colander set into your sink. Toss well and let sit 15 minutes.

While it’s sitting, put the vinegar, sugar, mustard seeds, celery seeds and turmeric in a saucepan and bring to a boil.

After the 15 minutes, rinse and drain the cucumber mixture and put into large heatproof bowl. Add the chopped dill.

Pour the vinegar mixture over and stir well. Let it cool before putting it into jars.

Keep refrigerated. Will keep 2 to 3 weeks, if they last that long!

 

How easy is that?

 

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