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Come along with me as I journal about my latest cooking and gardening adventures. Discover what grows in my zone five garden, and see what new recipes I try from my cookbook collection each week.



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Since moving to Midland, Michigan, I have been reading and researching many cooking journals, cookbooks and collected recipes from the past thirty years. Organizing pictures of gardens I enjoy has also been a joy for me, as I continue to learn about garden design and horticulture.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

farmer's market pickles


last Saturday we made a trip to midland's farmer's market.  it was a wonderful experience filled with people, families, noise, and a tremendous selection of great food.

we purchased these fresh cucumbers and i promptly tried a new recipe for refrigerator pickles.  i have already posted a recipe for pickles on this blog, which is Martha's easy recipe.  however, i tried a new recipe this weekend and love it equally.

using about 10 small size cucumber pickles, slice into spears and chunks and place in a bowl.  add one sliced vidalia onion to the bowl.

next, in a glass bowl, mix 2/3 cup white distilled vinegar, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon celery seed, and 1/2 teaspoon mustard seed.  microwave this mixture for 3 minutes allowing time for the sugar to melt into the liquid.

pour over the pickles and the onions in the bowl and then divide into clear glass jars.  cover and place in the refrigerator for at least one day before eating.  these are crisp and tasty fresh pickles.  delicious.

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