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  1. #1
    KROM Guest

    Default making my own pickles

    the store had a sale on seedless cucumbers and they were pretty bitter to
    eat plain so I thought id give pickling a try.

    turned out awesome!

    I tried two different methods..cold and hot

    I like cold best as it’s a milder flavors and crisper pickle.

    so far I've pickled cucumbers and onions..both excellent.

    my brine has fairly low sodium so wife can eat them.

    it has fresh dill and dill seed..coriander seeds..black and whit pepper
    corns..fresh onion and garlic and a few drops liquid splenda for balance.

    people are going nuts over them at work asking me to bring in more and
    more..lol

    they don’t know it has low sodium and no sugar

    for lunch I will use a low carb tortilla and mustard and mayo and some of
    the onion and pickle and deli pastrami..very good!

    I am sad I never pickled before its so easy and good!

    KROM


  2. #2
    W. Baker Guest

    Default Re: making my own pickles

    KROM <[email protected]> wrote:
    : the store had a sale on seedless cucumbers and they were pretty bitter to
    : eat plain so I thought id give pickling a try.

    : turned out awesome!

    : I tried two different methods..cold and hot

    : I like cold best as it?s a milder flavors and crisper pickle.

    : so far I've pickled cucumbers and onions..both excellent.

    : my brine has fairly low sodium so wife can eat them.

    : it has fresh dill and dill seed..coriander seeds..black and whit pepper
    : corns..fresh onion and garlic and a few drops liquid splenda for balance.

    : people are going nuts over them at work asking me to bring in more and
    : more..lol

    : they don?t know it has low sodium and no sugar

    : for lunch I will use a low carb tortilla and mustard and mayo and some of
    : the onion and pickle and deli pastrami..very good!

    : I am sad I never pickled before its so easy and good!

    : KROM

    If you are doing them low saalt, be careful to eat them reasonably proptly
    and keep them refrigerated, as the salt is the preservative.

    By the way traditional dill or kosher pickles contain no sugar. They
    do, however, take quite a while to make and age properly.


    Wendy

  3. #3
    KROM Guest

    Default Re: making my own pickles

    I give them 3 days in the fridge to cure and then eat them all within a
    couple days

    :-)

    yeah I figured without all the salt they wouldn’t last as long..soooo yummy
    though!

    I am not brave enough to try real canning with seal rings etc..at least not
    until I somehow lose my black thumb with the garden..lol

    I literally have killed off chives..

    KROM


    "W. Baker" wrote in message news:j6ftk4$glq$[email protected]..

    KROM <[email protected]> wrote:
    : the store had a sale on seedless cucumbers and they were pretty bitter to
    : eat plain so I thought id give pickling a try.

    : turned out awesome!

    : I tried two different methods..cold and hot

    : I like cold best as it?s a milder flavors and crisper pickle.

    : so far I've pickled cucumbers and onions..both excellent.

    : my brine has fairly low sodium so wife can eat them.

    : it has fresh dill and dill seed..coriander seeds..black and whit pepper
    : corns..fresh onion and garlic and a few drops liquid splenda for balance.

    : people are going nuts over them at work asking me to bring in more and
    : more..lol

    : they don?t know it has low sodium and no sugar

    : for lunch I will use a low carb tortilla and mustard and mayo and some of
    : the onion and pickle and deli pastrami..very good!

    : I am sad I never pickled before its so easy and good!

    : KROM

    If you are doing them low saalt, be careful to eat them reasonably proptly
    and keep them refrigerated, as the salt is the preservative.

    By the way traditional dill or kosher pickles contain no sugar. They
    do, however, take quite a while to make and age properly.


    Wendy


  4. #4
    W. Baker Guest

    Default Re: making my own pickles

    KROM <[email protected]> wrote:
    : I give them 3 days in the fridge to cure and then eat them all within a
    : couple days

    : :-)

    : yeah I figured without all the salt they wouldn?t last as long..soooo yummy
    : though!

    : I am not brave enough to try real canning with seal rings etc..at least not
    : until I somehow lose my black thumb with the garden..lol

    : I literally have killed off chives..

    : KROM

    You may need a green thumb to garden and grow stuff, but not to can. You
    can get stuff in season fairly cheaply and put it up yourself, either
    canning or freezing. if you are serious about canning get the BallBle
    Book. This is the bible of canning and is a geed place to start. It has
    all kinds of instructions and recipes. When canning you do have to be
    very careful about following instruction, particualrly when makign mixed
    foods adn not use any more, say onions than the recipe calls for. It can
    be fun adn tasty. Freezing can also be good.

    The
    blue book may ot be the sexiest canning book around, but it covers all the
    basics with good illustrated directions etc. i also do berry jams without
    sugar and use the special pectins they make that don't require added
    sugar. For these, use the intsructions that com in the pectin packages.
    NOVER DOUBLE A RECIPE and make in small jars, as without sugar the jams
    spoil quite quickly. 8 oz jars are the biggest adn the 4 oz might be
    even better if you don't use jam every day. I, also don't add the
    sweetener when I make the jam, but add it when I open the jar with a
    little added water and stir it in. Some of the sweeteners don't have a
    long shelf life in wet stuff.

    God luck and don't be afraid. Wendy

  5. #5
    Storrmmee Guest

    Default Re: making my own pickles

    raises hand, i think with that thumb, we are probably related somewhere
    along the way, Lee
    "KROM" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:j6ijv9$r6f$[email protected]..
    >I give them 3 days in the fridge to cure and then eat them all within a
    >couple days
    >
    > :-)
    >
    > yeah I figured without all the salt they wouldn't last as long..soooo
    > yummy though!
    >
    > I am not brave enough to try real canning with seal rings etc..at least
    > not until I somehow lose my black thumb with the garden..lol
    >
    > I literally have killed off chives..
    >
    > KROM
    >
    >
    > "W. Baker" wrote in message news:j6ftk4$glq$[email protected]..
    >
    > KROM <[email protected]> wrote:
    > : the store had a sale on seedless cucumbers and they were pretty bitter
    > to
    > : eat plain so I thought id give pickling a try.
    >
    > : turned out awesome!
    >
    > : I tried two different methods..cold and hot
    >
    > : I like cold best as it?s a milder flavors and crisper pickle.
    >
    > : so far I've pickled cucumbers and onions..both excellent.
    >
    > : my brine has fairly low sodium so wife can eat them.
    >
    > : it has fresh dill and dill seed..coriander seeds..black and whit pepper
    > : corns..fresh onion and garlic and a few drops liquid splenda for
    > balance.
    >
    > : people are going nuts over them at work asking me to bring in more and
    > : more..lol
    >
    > : they don?t know it has low sodium and no sugar
    >
    > : for lunch I will use a low carb tortilla and mustard and mayo and some
    > of
    > : the onion and pickle and deli pastrami..very good!
    >
    > : I am sad I never pickled before its so easy and good!
    >
    > : KROM
    >
    > If you are doing them low saalt, be careful to eat them reasonably proptly
    > and keep them refrigerated, as the salt is the preservative.
    >
    > By the way traditional dill or kosher pickles contain no sugar. They
    > do, however, take quite a while to make and age properly.
    >
    >
    > Wendy




  6. #6
    KROM Guest

    Default Re: making my own pickles

    thank you for the recommendation!

    I will buy the book this week

    KROM


    "W. Baker" wrote
    You may need a green thumb to garden and grow stuff, but not to can. You
    can get stuff in season fairly cheaply and put it up yourself, either
    canning or freezing. if you are serious about canning get the BallBle
    Book. This is the bible of canning and is a geed place to start. It has
    all kinds of instructions and recipes. When canning you do have to be
    very careful about following instruction, particualrly when makign mixed
    foods adn not use any more, say onions than the recipe calls for. It can
    be fun adn tasty. Freezing can also be good.

    The
    blue book may ot be the sexiest canning book around, but it covers all the
    basics with good illustrated directions etc. i also do berry jams without
    sugar and use the special pectins they make that don't require added
    sugar. For these, use the intsructions that com in the pectin packages.
    NOVER DOUBLE A RECIPE and make in small jars, as without sugar the jams
    spoil quite quickly. 8 oz jars are the biggest adn the 4 oz might be
    even better if you don't use jam every day. I, also don't add the
    sweetener when I make the jam, but add it when I open the jar with a
    little added water and stir it in. Some of the sweeteners don't have a
    long shelf life in wet stuff.

    God luck and don't be afraid. Wendy

  7. #7
    KROM Guest

    Default Re: making my own pickles

    yes its terrible..the way I garden now is get the seeds cheap and play
    survival of the fittest ..whatever lives is the un killable mutant
    winner..lol

    I planted about 20 sunflowers and 3 lived..two tiny baby ones and one 12
    foot tall mutant with a head the size of a hubcap..lol

    sadly I know that wont ever happen again..

    the only thing I cant kill are hostas and some weird ground vine that
    infests my garden..sigh

    KROM


    "Storrmmee" wrote in message news:[email protected]..

    raises hand, i think with that thumb, we are probably related somewhere
    along the way, Lee
    "KROM" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:j6ijv9$r6f$[email protected]..
    >I give them 3 days in the fridge to cure and then eat them all within a
    >couple days
    >
    > :-)
    >
    > yeah I figured without all the salt they wouldn't last as long..soooo
    > yummy though!
    >
    > I am not brave enough to try real canning with seal rings etc..at least
    > not until I somehow lose my black thumb with the garden..lol
    >
    > I literally have killed off chives..
    >
    > KROM
    >
    >
    > "W. Baker" wrote in message news:j6ftk4$glq$[email protected]..
    >
    > KROM <[email protected]> wrote:
    > : the store had a sale on seedless cucumbers and they were pretty bitter
    > to
    > : eat plain so I thought id give pickling a try.
    >
    > : turned out awesome!
    >
    > : I tried two different methods..cold and hot
    >
    > : I like cold best as it?s a milder flavors and crisper pickle.
    >
    > : so far I've pickled cucumbers and onions..both excellent.
    >
    > : my brine has fairly low sodium so wife can eat them.
    >
    > : it has fresh dill and dill seed..coriander seeds..black and whit pepper
    > : corns..fresh onion and garlic and a few drops liquid splenda for
    > balance.
    >
    > : people are going nuts over them at work asking me to bring in more and
    > : more..lol
    >
    > : they don?t know it has low sodium and no sugar
    >
    > : for lunch I will use a low carb tortilla and mustard and mayo and some
    > of
    > : the onion and pickle and deli pastrami..very good!
    >
    > : I am sad I never pickled before its so easy and good!
    >
    > : KROM
    >
    > If you are doing them low saalt, be careful to eat them reasonably proptly
    > and keep them refrigerated, as the salt is the preservative.
    >
    > By the way traditional dill or kosher pickles contain no sugar. They
    > do, however, take quite a while to make and age properly.
    >
    >
    > Wendy



  8. #8
    Storrmmee Guest

    Default Re: making my own pickles

    you got three more sunflowers than i would have,... and my mom, sister and
    best female friend can basically give a plant a dirty look and have it
    grown, Lee
    "KROM" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:j6l744$9ot$[email protected]..
    > yes its terrible..the way I garden now is get the seeds cheap and play
    > survival of the fittest ..whatever lives is the un killable mutant
    > winner..lol
    >
    > I planted about 20 sunflowers and 3 lived..two tiny baby ones and one 12
    > foot tall mutant with a head the size of a hubcap..lol
    >
    > sadly I know that wont ever happen again..
    >
    > the only thing I cant kill are hostas and some weird ground vine that
    > infests my garden..sigh
    >
    > KROM
    >
    >
    > "Storrmmee" wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    >
    > raises hand, i think with that thumb, we are probably related somewhere
    > along the way, Lee
    > "KROM" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:j6ijv9$r6f$[email protected]..
    >>I give them 3 days in the fridge to cure and then eat them all within a
    >>couple days
    >>
    >> :-)
    >>
    >> yeah I figured without all the salt they wouldn't last as long..soooo
    >> yummy though!
    >>
    >> I am not brave enough to try real canning with seal rings etc..at least
    >> not until I somehow lose my black thumb with the garden..lol
    >>
    >> I literally have killed off chives..
    >>
    >> KROM
    >>
    >>
    >> "W. Baker" wrote in message news:j6ftk4$glq$[email protected]..
    >>
    >> KROM <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> : the store had a sale on seedless cucumbers and they were pretty bitter
    >> to
    >> : eat plain so I thought id give pickling a try.
    >>
    >> : turned out awesome!
    >>
    >> : I tried two different methods..cold and hot
    >>
    >> : I like cold best as it?s a milder flavors and crisper pickle.
    >>
    >> : so far I've pickled cucumbers and onions..both excellent.
    >>
    >> : my brine has fairly low sodium so wife can eat them.
    >>
    >> : it has fresh dill and dill seed..coriander seeds..black and whit pepper
    >> : corns..fresh onion and garlic and a few drops liquid splenda for
    >> balance.
    >>
    >> : people are going nuts over them at work asking me to bring in more and
    >> : more..lol
    >>
    >> : they don?t know it has low sodium and no sugar
    >>
    >> : for lunch I will use a low carb tortilla and mustard and mayo and some
    >> of
    >> : the onion and pickle and deli pastrami..very good!
    >>
    >> : I am sad I never pickled before its so easy and good!
    >>
    >> : KROM
    >>
    >> If you are doing them low saalt, be careful to eat them reasonably
    >> proptly
    >> and keep them refrigerated, as the salt is the preservative.
    >>
    >> By the way traditional dill or kosher pickles contain no sugar. They
    >> do, however, take quite a while to make and age properly.
    >>
    >>
    >> Wendy

    >




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