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August 13, 2014

Down Home Blog Hop~ Number 93 + Fresh Dill Pickles

Overnight, it seems we are pulling cucumbers out by the dozen these days. That can only mean one thing, it's pickle making season here at Tilly's Nest. I love to make these simple refrigerator pickles. There is no canning or hot water bath to immerse these babies in. Simply wash your jars and lids with hot soapy water and you are ready to get to work. Here's what you'll need to get started:

8 Large Cucumbers
1 Red Onion
Pickling Spice
Black Peppercorns
8 Fresh Cloves of Garlic
8 Sprigs of fresh Dill
4 cups Distilled White Vinegar
8 tablespoons Sea Salt
8 Pint size Mason Jars with lids. I used the new green ones!

Wash and dry your jars and lids and place them next to your working space.

Slice up your cucumbers. It's your choice coins or spears. We tend to mix it up!

Then slice up your red onion.

To the bottom of each of your pint jars add 1 large crushed clove of garlic, 1/2 teaspoon pickling spice, a pinch of black peppercorns, a tablespoon of chopped fresh dill.

On the stove in a small pot, simmer the vinegar and the sea salt just until the sea salt has dissolved into the vinegar.

Next add layers of the cucumbers and onions to your jars.

To each jar, add a 1/2 cup of the vinegar and salt solution. Top the jars off with hot water and seal with the lids.

Leave them out on the counter overnight. Then refrigerate all the jars promptly. The pickles should be consumed within three weeks or so.

Welcome to this week's hop and thank you to all who linked up last week to the party! I'm so happy to see you stopping in. Feel free to link up to three posts from your blog. I can't wait to catch up this week and see what has been happening at your place. Don't forget to invite a friend. We love to meet new like minded friends.


  1. I love refrigerator pickles. They always seem to come out crisper than the canned type. Thanks for the recipe. And thanks for hosting the blog party, also! Have a wonderful Wednesday and enjoy the rest of your week.

  2. I love home made bread n butter pickles heck I love home made anything lol ! My mum used to do a lot of canning when we were on the farm she did , pickled eggs , pickled beets I love , pickled pickles and pickled onions and she made her own chutneys I just wish I payed attention to how she did it all when I was a kid lol ! Thanks for sharing and hosting , Have a good day !


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