Homemade pickles are the way to go! They are easy to make and so flavorful.
- 10 cloves garlic
- 2 cups white vinegar
- 6 teaspoons kosher salt
- Bunch of fresh dill sprigs
- 1 teaspoon celery seed
- 3/4 teaspoon coriander seed
- 1 teaspoon mustard seed
- 1 teaspoon peppercorns (black, pink or mixed)
- Kirby cucumbers, quartered or halved
- Carrots, peeled and cut into strips or halved lengthwise
- French green beans
- Red peppers
- Chilis, or jalapeños
- Mason Jars
Create a brine by bringing 4 cups of water to a boil, reduce the heat so the water simmers and add the garlic and cook for 5 minutes. Then add the vinegar and salt and raise the heat to a boil, stirring until the salt dissolves. Remove from heat.
In mason jars, place a few sprigs of dill in each. Divide the seeds and peppercorns between the jars. Place the garlic from the brine into each jar. Pack the jars with the vegetables like a Christmas Stocking. I make a game by moving, adding, cutting and stuffing to try and get something in every crevice of the jar.
Bring the brine back to a boil and pour it over the vegetables, being sure to cover completely, let cool and refrigerate.
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