Perfect Pickles!

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When it comes to pickling, fermenting, even waiting for water to simply boil for my beloved TEA… I have little patience. I know, I know, I really should breathe in the virtuous state of bliss and anticipation of the treasure that is to be withheld – but I… I just can’t (I’m learning, I promise).

What a perfect time of year to present to you my easy and quite quick to make pickles. It seems as though these days you can find a pickle flavored, ANYTHING – see image below – makes me want to vomit a little bit, just a little bit, BLEH!

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The 4th of July is coming up next week, one week to be exact! So, instead of plopping off to a local grocer to purchase some preservative filled and overly flimsy condiment that is  left to sit in the back of the fridge until next year – make these!

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Perfect Pickles

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar or apple cider vinegar (I choose ACV for a little more bite and flair!)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons pink Himalayan sea salt OR truffle salt (Super fancy, but a REALLLY artisanal kick)
  • 2 teaspoons black peppercorns
  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 slices of fresh ginger root (1 inch in length approximately)
  • 6 large sprigs fresh dill
  • 1 bay leaf
  • (optional) 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or more/less to taste
  • Either 1 large hothouse cucumber cut to small disks or Persian cucumbers cut to spears

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DIRECTIONS

  1. Add water, vinegar, sea salt, peppercorns, garlic, ginger root, dill and bay leaf to a large cleaned mason jar (16 oz to start).
  2. Add the sliced / speared cucumbers to the jar.  Then place the lid on jar tightly to shake all ingredients to mix well.
  3. Set in refrigerator for at least 2 days. The longer you set aside the sweeter the concoction will be. Best eat fully as soon as you are able to. Will keep super fresh – I mean at its freshest up to one week.

*N O T E : Do not use iodized table salt for this recipe – Just… No. ; )

What’s your favorite way to you a pickled item? How are you celebrating this holiday season?

OH OH OH – Bread and Butter Pickles OR Dill Pickles?!?!?!?!?!!!!

HAPPY

4TH OF JULY!!!

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Katherine Brown
Health + Nutrition + Lifestyle Manifestation Coach

 

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