When Life Gives You Cucumbers, Make Pickles


When life gives you lemons, make lemonade

The cucumbers in our farm share are notably fresh and crispy; in fact, their texture is almost that of a pickle! This particular observation is what first sparked the idea to make pickles…well, that and the 10+ cucumbers we had in our possession.

Now there are only 3 non-pickled cucumbers waiting to be used (FYI, farm share or not, I hate wasting food).

When Holcomb Farm gives you too many cucumbers, make pickles instead.

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Ingredients:
6 cups sliced cucumbers (I sliced them length wise)
1/2 cup sliced onion
1/2 cup sliced pepper (I used the sweet peppers from our farm share)
1 cup white vinegar
1 tbs salt
1/4 cup raw honey

Clean and sterilize your storing jar(s) in boiling hot water. I used a large glass jar (it was a local honey jar in a previous life). Put the vinegar, salt and honey in a saucepan and bring to a low boil. Boil for about 10 minutes, or until the honey is dissolved. Place the cucumbers, onions and pepper in the jar. Pour the vinegar over the vegetables, cover the jar with its lid and place in the refrigerator for at least a week.

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