29 Jul '11, 5pm

Have a little block of time this weekend? Make Quick Pickles for a great, tasty weekend project!

Have a little block of time this weekend? Make Quick Pickles for a great, tasty weekend project!

Quick pickles don’t require submerging jars in a steam bath, so the house won’t turn into a sauna. To make them, simply soak cucumbers, green beans or whatever vegetables you have on hand in a saltwater solution for a few hours, drain and pack into canning jars. Pour a hot, spicy vinegar solution over them, seal the jars and let the flavors develop—the longer, the better. These pickles won’t last as long as my mom’s mustard pickles, which stewed in their spicy brine until only Dad could tolerate their heat.

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