The cucumbers are starting to come in, so I decided to try my hand at making dill pickles. It's been at least 30 years since I've attempted to make pickles. These were so easy and fun to make, but the real test is in the taste, and these are BETTER than store bought pickles.
This year I only planted small cucumbers that you can use for pickling, but they are great for salads too. I like them much better than the larger cucumbers because they are more crunchy and are just the amount of cucumber I need for a salad.
No leftovers ~ no waste.
Another plus was having fresh dill from the garden, along with dill seeds, especially since I could not find them in the grocery store.
The best part of preserving food is seeing the jars all lined up when you are finished. It gives me a great sense of satisfaction. . .
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