Hi , everyone .
This is Garden Girl 11 07 .
And today I got my very first harvest of cucumbers and they're looking really good .
I had them soaking in some cold water right now and I decided to make a jar of really easy refrigerated pickles .
So after they're soaking , I'll be washing them really well and slicing them .
And then I'll be back to show you how I make my pickles .
So I slice the cucumbers into about quarter inch slices .
I remove both of the stem end and the flower ends .
So you want to make sure that they're put into a bowl that isn't metal , so plastic or ceramic .
And then you just add a tablespoon salt .
I have kosher salt here .
Just Sprinkle it on and you wanna stir them really well .
And then just let the pickles sit covered in the salt for about an hour .
You might just let it sit off , don the refrigerate .
It just cover it made with paper towel .
And what the salt is gonna do is pull the moisture out of the cucumbers .
So after an hour I'll be back .
So the cucumbers have been sitting for one hour and this is what they look like .
You can see all the liquid .
I also added just a few pieces of onion .
So I'm now going to drain and rinse the cucumbers and I'll be right back .
So the cucumbers are rinsed and drained and now I'm going to add them to 21 pint glass jars .
So the cucumber and onion are in the pint jars and I also have some pickling spice .
You could use that or celery seed and mustard seed , whichever you prefer .
And over here , I have 1.5 cups of white vinegar , about a quarter of a cup of water and two cups of sugar .
And I just stirred it until it dissolved .
There's no need to heat it up , just stir until it's clear .
So I'll be putting some of the pickling spice into the pickles along with the brine and I'll show you what it looks like .
I poured the brine over the cucumbers , make sure you pour it to the very top .
So all of the cucumber is submerged in the brine .
I added about a teaspoon of pickling spice to each jar and this is what they look like .
So now you just have to take them and keep them in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 days before you eat them .
I actually give it two days .
So when I'm ready to open a jar , I'll come back and show you what they look like .
Ok , so the pickles have been in the refrigerator for two days and they look really good .
So I'll open the jar and let you take a peek at them .
They look really good .
You can see all the spices .
They taste really good .
They smell good .
So let me try one .
Very good .
And you taste the spice but it's not too strong .
So if you're looking for a bread and butter pickle recipe , this is what you want to try .
Really good .
They just take two days in the refrigerator and then you won't eat them within a couple of weeks .
So , yeah , it just takes about eight small cucumbers and you can make two pint jars of pickles .
So give them a try .
They're really good .
Thanks for watching and Happy Gardening .