If you are lucky, you have a garden full of fresh produce; however, I have only tomatoes, green peppers, & cucumbers, then the remainder of the garden is perennials to enjoy.
I wanted to share with you the best cucumbers recipe I've ever tasted & easiest to make. They have the skins on & are sweet, just like I like them. I got this recipe from my husband's ex-mother-in-law; she's a doll & we've enjoyed her visits to our farm in the past. She loves to come to see her grandchildren & great-grandchildren who visit us, too. We live in the northwest corner of Iowa & she lives in the northeast corner, but it's quite a trip for her to drive by herself since she's in her 80's. I hope she is able to come for many more years. Thanks for the recipe, Marian!
We just call them Cucumber Pickles!
16 cups of thin cucumber slices with skins (about 8 medium size cucumbers)
1 cup sliced thin onions
3 T. salt
Combine these 3 ingredients, then set aside for 3 hours. Rinse & drain.
Meanwhile, mix together: 2 cups vinegar
4 cups sugar
1 t. celery seed
1 t. turmeric
1 t. whole mustard seed
1/2 t. powdered alum
Set aside for 3 hours, stirring often to dissolve sugar.
After 3 hours, pour over rinsed & drained cucumbers & onions. Refrigerate for several days, then put into containers & freeze; can also just be left in jars in refrigerator. These pickles are crisp & very good.