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Tuesday, 28 August 2012

PICKLES # 1 : Marinada v Ohirkiw

AUGUST 28:  My nephew Lorne’s birthday

George, Aline, and Lorne

Yesterday, my sister-in-law, Aline, sent me a recipe for some of the pickles she’s been making.  The name of the pickles struck me as a perfect description of George and Aline’s feelings in the picture of them with their first child.


Aline got this recipe from the Ukrainian ladies cookbook of Roblin, Manitoba.

24 cups sliced cucumbers (Aline uses big cucumbers)
12 large onions, sliced
3 green peppers, chopped in squares
Put 1 cup salt over these ingredients and let stand 3 hours, then drain and wash.

1 1/2 qt. vinegar
6 cups sugar
1/4 cup mustard seeds
1 tsp. turmeric
1 can pimiento, juice and all
1 red bell pepper (sweet)  chopped in squares
Boil the sauce, then mix the vegetables in  and bring to a boil.

Fill jars and wipe the tops.
Seal with snap tops.  Aline likes the snap tops because everything is so hot and you close it up and the tops pop telling you that it’s sealed.

                                                           Wait a week before using.