Herbal Momma's School of Domestic Arts
Herbal Momma, aka, Kristine Farley loves everything herbal, but has an infinity for all domestic and home arts.
This blog is a journal of family and domestic art activities that will be published in her forthcoming book,
Herbal Momma's School of Domestic Arts.

September 5, 2009

Bread & Butter Pickles



This is one of our family's favorite recipes that is easy to make and everyone loves them. My husband says he could eat sandwiches everyday, if he has these pickles to eat too!



We grew the cucumbers, zucchini and yellow peppers. The pickles are delicious with either or both. This recipe can be doubled or tripled and can also be put into quart jars, as you can see in the photo below.



Bread and Butter Pickles

- Make 8 pints






4 quarts sliced, unpeeled, medium cucumbers or zucchini

6 cups thinly sliced onions

2 cups thinly sliced green or mild peppers

1/3 cup sea salt

Ice


Combine the cucumbers or zucchini, onions, peppers, and salt in a large bowl. Cover with ice cubes and plastic wrap or a plate. Place in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours or overnight. Drain well.

In a large stockpot, combine:

5 cups sugar

3 cups apple cider vinegar

2 tablespoons mustard seeds

1 1/2 teaspoons turmeric

1 1/2 teaspoons celery seeds


Over medium high heat, bring to boil. Add cucumber mixture and bring to boil again. Turn off the heat and pack hot into pint jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Process in a water bath for 10 minutes.




4 comments:

Aunt Jenny said...

I made a batch of bread and butter pickles this week too. My family loves them. Your shelves look so pretty all full of jars of food. I love to just look at all the pretty jars when I get done...almost as nice as eating the goodies later!!
Your recipe is similar to mine. I will have to post my recipe sometime this weekend.

Kristine said...

I hope you're recovering well! I like you love the looks of a canning closet. It gives me such a feeling of security, plus it looks so pretty.
I enjoy your blog, it's so cute! I put the feedburner subscription on mine that is easy to set-up.

L Rammell said...

Hi Kristine! I found your blog and wanted to say hello. By the looks of things, you are still as busy as ever, doing all kinds of wonderful things! Love your blog! Lora Rammell

Tina- said...

yummy!