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Plenty of Cucumbers

Written by Carolyn on February 17th, 2011.      2 comments

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How do you make Cucumber Pickle?

Welcome to our blog...and thank you for visiting.  We are excited about our new blog and are hoping that we will be able to use it to share ideas about our gardens. 

This week, Jen found herself (as many of us do this time of year) with an overabundance of cucumbers so she has been making pickle.  She brought some in for lunch a few days ago and it was delicious, so we thought we would share her recipe with you.

Cucumber Pickle

1 1/2 kg large cucumbers
1/4 C plain salt
6 medium onions

Clean, tail and slice the cucumbers and onions.  Add salt and cover with water.  Soak overnight and then drain off.

In a large pot, mix the following ingredients:
4 C white vinegar
3C sugar
2 dessertspoons of curry powder
1 1/2 t turmeric
1 T celery seed
2 T mustard seed

Add the cucumbers and onion and bring to the boil.  Add a small tin of crushed pineapple.
You can also add chopped green and red pepper (especially if you have them handy in the garden!)
Boil for a few minutes, then thicken with about 6 T cornflower mixed with vinegar.
Bottle into sterilised jars....this recipe makes about 3 x 1 pint preserving jars.

We hope you  enjoy this recipe....and we would love to hear your comments!    Look for us on Facebook too!


Kings Seeds says ...
Hi Sally

Congratulations on the great harvest. We have put a call out on our Facebook page for good recipes for zucchini....if you click on our Facebook link at the bottom of this page and then go to "Discussions" you will see there already a couple of recipes there. Hopefully there will be some more coming too.
Sally Rule says ...
Hi, I have grown lots of Rampicante Zucchini and am not sure what to do with them! It says in the kings seed book that they make great soup, so i was wondering if any one would have a good recipe, thanks, Sally.