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Quick Pickles

4-5 pickling cucumbers ½ cup water, at room temperature or cooler ½ cup rice vinegar or white or cider vinegar 1 ½ tablespoons maple syrup or sugar 1 ½ teaspoons fine sea salt ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional, for heat) 20 twists…

How to make Pickles (or Pickle any Vegetable!)

1 pound  fresh vegetables, such as cucumbers, carrots, green beans, summer squash, or cherry tomatoes 2 sprigs  fresh herbs, such as thyme, dill, or rosemary (optional) 1 to 2 teaspoons  whole spices, such as black peppercorns,…

How to make Pickles

How to make Pickles 1 1/2 pounds Kirby or Persian cucumbers 4 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed 2 teaspoons dill or dill seed 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional 1 cup cider vinegar 1 cup water 1 1/2 tablespoons pickling…