I got the urge to make pickles for the first time...I love to eat pickles, but not to pay the high price...well, let me tell you: making them is NOT cheap!
Here is the lovely green vine today:
Well, today I actually found ONE. See how it looks?
Since I was determined to make pickles, I went to the Farmer's Mkt. yesterday, bought cucumbers (and lots of other expensive ingredients) and made these:
Let's see...the cukes were $5, the vinegar and sugar was over $1, the special BREAD AND BUTTER pickle spice mix was $2. I had the jars and onion.
So, it looks like it was about $4 per quart...but wait a minute! They shrunk up and are floating. The slices filled the jar yesterday, but today they're floating like a dead fish! (So, it really turned out to be only 1 quart total). I snuck a taste today and they're pretty good. Spice mix pkg. says to wait 3 weeks...um,m,m...I don't think they'll last.
Here's the pkg. I used; says it will make 2 quarts.
In Numbers 11:5, Moses tells us the Hebrews also liked cucumbers; this almost sounds like a recipe for some mighty fine pickles.
We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick: