It seems all summer blogs I've been reading have had someone pickling stuff, craft blogs, knitting blogs everyone must have had their gardens run over with cucumbers. So when my CSA share started to fill up with cukes that just looked like they were born to pickle I knew what I had to do...read more blogs. I have never pickled anything before so I have no idea what I was doing.
I read a gazillion recipes and although my sister had decided to go with the tried and true voice of Alton Brown I followed the recipe of the one of my food blogs I really enjoy but never actually make any of the recipes. So using Coconut & Lime's recipe I made my first refrigerator pickles and pickled green beans. Actually made I made them last week but I wanted to wait until tasted them I boasted of my pickle prowess. And it turns out I rock, the beans are really yummy and dilly and crisp. Now that I have a whole bunch of jars and spices I am eyeing everything and thinking "Can I pickle that?"