|(an 'aside') .. look at those vine ripened tomatoes .. first time in YEARS to not pick green!|
I cooled the freshly picked cukes in a bowl of ice and stored them in the fridge overnight. Every single pickle is crisp .. even the spears.
recipe that I followed .. (except I substituted my own mix of mustard seed, whole black pepper and red pepper flakes for the pickling spice). There will be several more batches 'hatched' as our backyard cukes are abundant this year.
Fermented pickles are good for digestion. Have you made any fermented pickles or vegetables this summer?