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Washtub pickles easy enough for kids to make

Eva mixing pickles with brine

Eva mixing pickles with brine

Oliver stirring the brine

Oliver stirring the brine

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 and neighbor Oliver making the brine.

Now if you want to see the video I did on Fox 19 this morning for the pickles,  you’ll find it here:

Rita Heikenfeld’s Washtub Pickles.

Washtub Pickles

Washtub Pickles


Mix together:

3 quarts thinly sliced cucumbers

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


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.


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