Sunday, September 11, 2011
Dill Pickle Day
Today was a pretty productive day, considering that I still tire pretty easily (due to growing a human). I made 6 jars of dill pickles, did a whole ton of laundry, and helped my partner clean the apartment so the landlord could show it today.
If you like dills, and have never made them, it's surprisingly easy! I didn't take pictures of the process, but you basically need sugar, pickling or kosher salt, vinegar, dill (fresh or dried), mustard seed, garlic, your favourite pickling spice mixture and a basket of cucumbers (the small, not waxed kind). There's a ton of recipes available on the internet, although I usually base mine on the Bernardin Fresh Pack Dill Pickle recipe.
I always add extra garlic & chili flakes to my version though, to make them a little zippier.
Oh, while doing laundry, I also checked on the garden for a minute, and ended up harvesting the potatoes. Considering that I hardly watered & generally neglected the plants this summer, I'm surprised I got anything.