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These pickles are the cats pajamas. They are so easy to make— I always try to put away 5-10 jars a year. It’s a simple, beginners recipe with huge rewards. I do LOVE my spicy pickles with reckless abandon, but these are a refreshing change from the usual and are delicious on sandwiches (whereas my spicy pickles can pack a scary punch on a sandwich HAH!!). To be honest I like to stuff as much dill as I can into each jar because I love the dill, son!!!!!! useful site PICKLE TIP: If you want the best pickles in the county you should try pre-brining them: I will layer all my cucumbers in a big bowl with ice and salt and let them sit in the fridge overnight. It adds to the flavour and crunch. This basic brine will do well for carrots, beans and beets — why change it when it’s so good? Enjoy!!

xoxo Kaycee

you can try these out FARMGIRL SLICED PICKLES

3 tbsp pickling spice (I use Epicures Quickles)

4 cups white or cider vinegar

5 cups water

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup pickling or canning salt

5 bay leaves

5 garlic cloves

2 1/2tsp mustard seeds

5 heads of fresh dill

13 1/3 cups sliced cucumbers

Bernardin Pickle Crisp

  1. Prepare your canner, jars and lids.
  2. In a large pot, combine pickling spice, vinegar, water, sugar and pickling salt. Bring to a boil and stir to dissolve sugar and salt. Reduce heat and boil gently for 15 min.
  3. Place into each jar 1 bay leaf, 1 garlic, 1/2 tsp mustard seeds and 1 head of dill. I also put a sprinkling of Bernardin pickle crisp. Stuff the jars full with the sliced cucumbers.
  4.   Ladle hot pickling liquid into the jars, leaving 1/2″ headspace. Wipe rim and place hot lid on jar, then tighten the screw band. Usually I let my jars process on the counter and they will seal themselves, but if they don’t, I will process them in my pressure canner for 15 minutes at a rolling boil.
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Jars stuffed with dill, garlic, bayleaf & alum, ready for brine.

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Stuff bayleaves, garlic and dill into each jar.vinegar, seasoning, quickles, stuffing jars, pickle, recipe, cooking, brine, airdrie, alberta, cucumber, dill, bay leaf, garlic, farm, pioneer, lifestyleStuff those pickles into those jars!!! You’ll waste a lot of brine if you don’t pack them tight. Add a little dash of pickle crisp to keep those slices crunchy.pickle, recipe, cooking, brine, airdrie, alberta, cucumber, dill, bay leaf, garlic, farm, pioneer, lifestyle, cutting board, mason jarHere’s a quick version for pinning onto your Pinterest board!

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