Sunday, August 14, 2011

Refrigerator Pickles

Oh yes, I am sooooooo ready for Fall, cool, crisp, clean....my favorite season!!!  Then we move into my second favorite season....WINTER!!!!  Many of you have already said you are not looking forward to any of that and want summer to last longer!!!  No more hot, sticky, can't breathe, bug infested, drought, dead flowers and lawn, not to mention SWEATY, summer!!!  No thanks......

So to celebrate I made pickles today and they are yummy......this recipe uses yellow summer squash!!!

In large pottery or glass bowl, combine 2/3 cups salt and 3 quarts of water, add 8 cups sliced yellow squash (I used 4 medium to small), cover with dinner plate and weigh down to keep squash under the brine.....let stand 3 hours.  Drain well in colander and give a gentle squeeze.....

In large kettle combine 2 1/2 cups sugar, 2 cups vinegar ( I used cider, but you can use white), 2 tsps. mustard seeds, 1/2 T. whole cloves, 1 small cinnamon stick broken up, 1/2 tsp. turmeric, 1//2 tsp. celery seed, 1 clove garlic sliced.  Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar.

One green pepper, halved, seeded, and thinly sliced.

One red pepper, halved, seeded and thinly sliced.

Two medium - sized onions, thinly sliced....(I used one large Vahalia)

When mixture comes to a boil, add drained squash, and veggies, return just to boiling. and turn off heat, let cool.....transfer to containers with tight fitting lids.  Refrigerate, will keep several weeks, even more than a month!!!

Sliced squash in brine......



Mixture coming to first boil......

Okay, the rest of the pics won't load!!!!!!  Will have to wait to see finished product!!!  Drat blogger.......

5 comments:

Jenny's Heart said...

I have never had squash pickles, but I would love to try them, I am a pickle-a-holic! I love pickles in all forms, I eat them almost everyday.

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

This is something new to try. I love pickles and I love squash so I am sure they are a winner!

I will be thinking of you as I shovel snow and rake leaves...lol!!
Me? I am a spring loving gal and then summer. Not so much fall and winter when everything is either going to sleep or is sleeping.
HPS!
Jil

LV said...

How I would enjoy a jar of those pickles. I live all kinds.

Beverly said...

I'm glad you are interested in joining us for Pink Saturday, but I fail to see anything pink in the post you are sharing.

In the future, please share some of the pink in your life and include a mention and link to Pink Saturday.

The Hopeless Romantic said...

Yummy! I love squash no matter how its prepared...........ur latest follower, Bonnie