Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Homemade Pickles

Taught the girls how to make homemade pickles today. These are refrigerator pickles, but I thought we'd use some of the canning jars we had on hand.

Visited the farmer's market in Minneapolis earlier in the week and found everything we needed: pickling cucumbers, onions, garlic, and fresh dill. At home, we had vinegar and canning salt.

Cucumbers for Pickling

After cutting the cucumbers into quarters, the girls cut dill into small sections.

Sophia Cutting Dill

I sliced the onions and peeled the garlic. Into each jar they placed the cucumber slices, onions, dill, and garlic.

Olivia Putting Cucumbers in Jar

Each had a batch of vinegar and canning salt boiling on the stove.

When the vinegar solution boiled, they poured it into the jars. I put the lids and bands on; and the pickles were ready 24 hours later.

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