I was fortunate to have 4 lemon cucumbers ripe at one time, normally it is about 2 at once. Not having the full range of grocery store spices available to me to use Ruhlman’s pickling recipe, I took them to my friend Christian’s and bartered for half, if he would pickle them. He had just harvested a couple of very large cucumbers from his garden, and I bought some more at the Triangle Farmer’s Market Wednesday. Pickling should be done in large batches.
First he mixed the pickling spice, vinegar, water and salt.
The lemon cucumbers might not be the best pickling cucumbers, because they have more seedy pulp area, and are not as firm. But, we will find out.
Next, we filled the jars with the pickling liquid. Actually, the “I” in “we” petted the puppy.
You know how pickles make your mouth water just thinking about them? That would be me, right about now. 3-4 weeks later, we should have some amazing pickles.
And for the cat lovers: