Homemade Pickles

The other day we were at the grocery store and my little man asked if we could get some pickles. I said, “of course!” We crouched down to see which ones we wanted and I took a look at the ingredients. Yellow 5 was one of the ingredients. Check out this very informative website about labels.

So, I said “let’s make our own!” He was happy with that idea.

We came home with cucumbers, dill weed and vinegar.

cucumber pickles

The first step was washing and slicing the cucumbers. I added three cloves of garlic and a teaspoon of dill weed.

Bring water, vinegar, salt and sugar to a boil, just until the salt and sugar have dissolved. Let it cool a little and then pour it over the cucumbers. Place this in a sealable bowl (non-metal) and put in the refrigerator. After a few days they will have their distinctive dill flavor and they will be good for up to two months sealed in the refrigerator.

Homemade Dill Pickles

  • 4 pickling cucumbers, sliced
  • 1 tsp. dill weed (dried)
  • 3 small cloves of garlic
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/4 cups white distilled vinegar
  • 1 Tbs. salt
  • 1/2 Tbs. sugar


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