Super Simple Home-made Pickles

**Urgh! Apologies if you recieved a draft of this post earlier today! Stupid iphone!**

Pickling is so hot right now you guys. The only thing hotter than pickling is my apartment. Seriously, I came home and Angelina was spread out on the floor doing her best to keep her limbs as far away from her body as possible:

AngelinaAnyways, everyone has been talking about pickling and canning so I felt I needed to get on it to ‘keep up with the foodies’.

I also decided that I would give my very first attempt at home-made pickles to my friend Lauren because she LOVES pickles. I’m pretty sure she has a pickle Christmas ornament and I picture her looking like this after she tastes the ones I make:

My friend picklesEnjoy this picture while you can because I’m 96% positive she’s going to send me a text message in all capital letters telling me to take it down immediately. Let’s all talk about how adorable she is in the comments so I can keep it on my blog.

I can see why it’s so trendy right now because it’s SO EASY! Apparently there are versions where you have to vacuum shut the jars and boil water but this one you just throw everything together and toss in the fridge.

Add to mason jar (or something else seal-able but I can’t guarantee it will look this adorable):

  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 6 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 6 tbsp plain white vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup dill
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar (it was really dark so I did half brown sugar and half agave)
  • pepper & salt

This is basically the base that you will need and there are lots of other things you can add to make the flavour your own so keep playing with it until you like the taste. I also added:

  • 1 tsp jalapeno
  • 1 bay leaf
  • basil
  • chile pepper

I added two ‘pickle cucumbers’ (seriously, Whole Foods Market made it easy for me to find these) which made one medium sized jar of pickles. Apparently they will keep in your fridge for up to 3 months.

Next time I will add some sliced onions & carrots and ok… hear me out on this…. TEQUILA!!!!

Home made pickles

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Lauren says:

    Well since I do love pickles and I do have a pickle Xmas tree ornament, you can keep the picture up!

  2. lucyfalls says:

    I enjoy store-bought pickles but for some reason that I cannot articulate, I’ve been hesistant to make my own. I just don’t believe I’ll like them… or something?? You make it sound so easy (and yummy), though, that I might just give it a try….

    1. You know I don’t really like store bought pickles either! I don’t think these taste like them but I haven’t tried any after letting them sit so I don’t know how good they will be. But the recipe was so easy I had to give it a try myself!

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