This year was my first year making pickles. I've never had enough cucumbers to make into pickles, but the greenhouse really performed well this year, I picked about 3 5-gallon buckets full. I used the Seedsavers heritage pickling cucumbers. Have I ever told you how much I love my greenhouse?
The first batch I made were sweet pickles. I couldn't decide on a recipe, so I took a shortcut and bought some Mrs. Wages mixes.
The eldest loves pickles and has been asking for weeks to try them. I was a little nervous having never made them before (and cheating by using the mix which did NOT smell like sweet pickles when I made them!!) I took a bite and LOVED it, the girl? She was expecting dill pickles and was completely disappointed to find that they were sweet and 'yucky'. The hubby and I really enjoyed them, though!
The next batch is going to be kosher dills. I am going to do a mix of slices (for our homegrown hamburgers) spears, and slices to go with sandwiches.
I hope they pass the 7 year old's taste test!