Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Homemade Pickles

This is the perfect rainy day activity! I took a basic pickle recipe and added turnips, parsnips, onions, and pickling spices.  The pickles will be ready to eat in six days. In a week from now I will definitely post how delicious they were! I am anticipating the final result, and hope they are as crunchy and flavorful as I imagine them.    
2 cup distilled white vinegar
2 tablespoons salt 
4 cups white sugar
8 cups sliced cucumbers 
2 cups sliced onions
3 cups of root vegetables (parsnips & turnips)
3 tablespoons pickling spice (coriander seeds, dill seeds, allspice seeds, mustard seeds, bay leaves, chili flakes)
1) In a saucepan bring vinegar, salt, sugar, and the pickling spices to a boil. Boil until the sugar dissolves. 2) Put the sliced cucumbers, parsnips, turnips, and onions in a large bowl. Pour the mixture (while hot) over the vegetables. 3) Fill two large mason jars and close tightly. Keep the jars in the fridge for 5 to 7 days and eat! 
Bon Appétit!


  1. Hans!!! This is so beautiful!!! I clearly missed the perfect rainy day activity!! Can't wait to see the results!!!!!!!

  2. Amazing the pictures are so perfect.

  3. amazing!! can't wait to make them!

  4. yum! that looks delish! so super wana dive in kinda look!!!!! i'm so going to try this xoxo :)