Monday, August 10, 2009

Patience and Pickles


Wedding Update:

We have a venue!! Well…that’s not exactly true. We know where we want to get married! Now we just have to pay the deposit (eesh) and set the date! We’re thinking September 2010. More on that later.

This morning I had a GREAT breakfast! berry granola

Gorilla Munch cereal with Very Berry Crunch granola!

A few months ago, Enjoy Life asked me to try their New and Improved Gluten Free Granola and give them feedback. I tried all three flavors and really enjoyed them. But this morning I had a stroke of genius! I added 1/2 cup of very berry to my morning cereal. Mmmm…it literally tasted like Captain Crunch with Berries!

After breakfast I spent most of the morning cleaning and weeding through emails. After lunch I decided it was finally time…to tackle the HUGE pile of cucumbers Parrish picked yesterday.


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Quick pickles are super easy to make. Although they do require a little patience.

To make quick pickles you’ll need:

3 cucumbers, sliced the way you like them

1 1/2 cups white vinegar

1 1/2 cups water

3 tsp. dried dill OR 2 tbsp. fresh dill, minced

2 tsp. mustard seed

2 tsp. salt

1 tbsp. sugar

3 bay leaves

5 cloves garlic, smooshed

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In a small saucepan, combine the water, vinegar, dill, mustard seed, sugar, and salt. Bring to a simmer. While the saucepan is simmering, Combine the cucumber slices, garlic cloves, and bay leaves in a bowl. Simmer the vinegar mixture for 5 minutes and then pour in with the cucumbers. Stir to combine and coat.

I added in little bits of onion at the last minute. I LOVE pickled onion!

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Cover. Let cool. Refrigerate. Be Patient.

Even though these are quick pickles, they’re still best if they sit overnight!


Lauren said...

Congrats on your almost date! I've got something for you at my blog =D.

The Pickles look wonderful!

GF Gidget said...

I have a serious love for fresh pickles!

Anonymous said...

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