Tuesday, July 29, 2014

90 Something Ice Box Pickles

At 90 something years old, you can still find our neighbor crawling along rows of shelling peas harvesting the little green gems bound for her freezer. The woman still does it all....she still pickles and jams too. 

The Ice Box Pickle recipe I got from her is awesome.  Tried and true for almost 90 years...it better be good...right?!

90 Something Ice Box Pickles 

7 cups pickling cucumbers, sliced thinly...preferably with a mandolin  
1 onion
1 pepper (any color will do) 
2 tbsp salt

Combine the above and let it sit for 1 hour. 

2 cups sugar
1 cup vinegar
2 tbsp. mustard seed
2 tbsp. celery seed 

Combine above ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add salted pickles to jars and pour vinegar mixture over. Once cooled place in the fridge. 

Then grab a fork and dig in! 

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