In my last post some of you suggested that I pickle my excess cucumbers, so that's just what I did, with a few other fresh ingredients from the garden.
also known as Bread & Butter Cucumbers, they are so delicious you'll want to have them on the table with every meal.
I used 6 medium size cucumbers
1/2 red capsicum
1/3 cup salt
4 cups cider vinegar
1 1/4 cup of sugar
1 teasp ground turmeric
2 teasp mustard seeds
2 teasp chopped dill
2 teasp celery seeds
Slice the cucumbers, onion and capsicum and mix together in a large bowl, sprinkle with salt. Cover and let stand for about 4 hours.
In a large saucepan combine the rest of the ingredients.
No celery seeds in my cupboard so I used the next best thing, the celery flowers straight from the veggie garden...(they would have been seeds one day had I had left them to mature!!)
Bring to the boil then add the well drained cucumber mixture. Bring back to the boil then remove from heat. With a slotted spoon ladle the pickles into wide mouthed sterilized jars. Seal and water bath.
Enjoy. . . or give to the neighbours for Christmas. . .