Thursday, June 25, 2015

Old Fashioned Refrigerator Pickles

To me, a Summer isn't quite a Summer without a trip to the local Farmer's Market. The smell of the fresh fruit, veggies and kettle corn is so enticing! When considering Summer HOSPITALITY, whether it be simple or gourmet, the farmer's market is a great place to stock up on fresh produce, blooming flowers, and freshly-made breads.   You will want to incorporate these little treats into your weekly menu!

If you haven't tried fresh garlic, you will have to promise me you will at least try it. It is the best!

If you shop the farmer's market, do you have a special find???

Happy Thursday!

Old Fashioned Refrigerator Pickles
Adapted from Art Smith

2 cups apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons Hain Sea Salt {non-iodide}
½ teaspoon whole coriander seeds
½ teaspoon black peppercorns
2 Kirby cucumbers, scrubbed and cut into rounds
1 small onion, cut into thin half-rounds
12 cherry tomatoes
8 fresh garlic cloves, peeled and cut into half…lengthwise
¼ cup fresh dill sprigs

Bring vinegar, salt, coriander and peppercorns to full boil.
Sterilize two pint jars.
Jars should be hot when adding veggies

Layer into each jar:

1 cucumber
½ onion
6 cherry tomatoes
4 garlic cloves
1 cup vinegar mix

Screw lid on and chill for at least 3 days…no cheating! May be stored for up to 1 month.


These make lovely hostess gifts, too.