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Homestead Recipe: Washtub Pickles

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One of my readers sent this in to me several years ago. Her Dad made big batches of these in the laundry tub, so I named them “Washtub Pickles”. These are easy enough for a child to make – check out granddaughter Eva mixing them up.

WASHTUB PICKLES 

Pickles:

Mix together:

3 quarts thinly sliced cucumbers (if you don’t have garden pickling cucumbers, use English cucumbers. I picked up some from Jungle Jims International Market here in Cincinnati on sale).

2 cups thinly sliced or chopped  bell peppers – can be green, red, yellow, whatever

2 cups thinly sliced onions

2 cups chopped or thinly sliced carrots – can use already grated carrots

Brine:

Mix together:

2 tablespoons celery seed

3 cups sugar

1/3 cup salt

2 cups white vinegar

Pour brine over veggies. Let sit several hours on counter, stirring every once in a while. Store in frig.

 

Worth checking out again: washtub pickles demo’d live on Fox 19. I had such fun making these!

http://www.fox19.com/Clip/11787440/washtub-pickles#.WXlHIbwOhf4.email

 

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