Cool, crunchy pickles are easy to make at home! Did you know you can prepare a batch of tasty pickled cucumbers in under 30 minutes? Really!
Kirbies or Persian cucumbers are best for pickling, but you can also pickle green beans, cauliflower, beets and carrots. With just a few basic ingredients and some glass jars, you are on your way to enjoying homemade pickles. Be sure to choose vegetables that are ripe but firm, with no blemishes or wrinkles. Wash all vegetables well as they will not be peeled.
You can customize your pickles to suit your taste — sweet, spicy or mild. Experiment with different combinations of vegetables and spices to find the combination that your family will love.
Homemade pickles can be boiled and canned for long term storage, but boiling them will take away from the crunchy texture. Alternately, they can be kept in the refrigerator for a few weeks, but we doubt they will hang around that long!
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