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Tuesday, 11 December 2012


July 3, 2012:  Aline emailed me:

Today we have a heat wave. George has gone fishing in this heat.  Yesterday I picked fresh dill and froze it.  Looks like there is going to be lots.  The lettuce and spinach should be ready to use next week.
*    Bet you wish now you could have canned some of that heat at the same time as you made these pickles, Aline!


10 medium cucumbers
8 medium carrots, sliced and boiled 5 min.
1 cauliflower, cut into pieces
3 medium onions
1 green pepper, cut fine
1 red pepper, cut fine
Slice cucumbers and let them soak in a brine of 4 quarts water, 1 cup  pickling salt overnight.  Drain in the morning and add the rest of the vegetables.

6 cups sugar
4 cups vinegar
2 tbsp. celery seeds
2 tbsp. mustard seeds
1 tsp. pickling salt
1 tsp. turmeric

Bring the syrup to a boil.  Add the vegetables and bring to a boil again.  Bottle and seal.


Happy Birthday, Aline!