01 August 2014

in a pickle

This year, Debbie has been growing veggies in three of our raised beds. Her City & Guilds gardening course seems to have paid off, as her cucumbers are amazing. This is one of her smaller specimens:

But one can only eat so many cukes, and the fridge was rapidly filling up. That is, until Smitten Kitchen published her recipe for Easiest Fridge Dill Pickles. They are indeed easy: just add sliced cucumbers, salt, dill, and vinegar to a 1-liter Kilner jar and shake, and a few hours later you have dill pickle chips:

And they're delicious--indeed, positively addictive--not just on sandwiches and in salads but as a side dish or even as a sneaky snack straight from the jar!

As Deb (of Smitten Kitchen) says, 'Everyone needs more recipes like this in their back pocket, ridiculously easy ways to use mountains of summer produce with a delightfully low effort-to-result factor.' Amen! Now pass the pickles please...


  1. I never cook with dill. I don't know why, probably because it isn't traditionally used in English cookery. I must try it. I love cucumber pickles though and you have inspired me to make my aging cucumber into my favourite bread and butter pickles tomorrow.

  2. I'm wondering if this would work with courgettes. Worth a try as I have so many of them.

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  4. I know, right??
    I looove cucumbers.
    Meet me Upstairs
    so we can RITE bout cucumbrs, k?