Wednesday, September 11, 2013

made at home: garlic dill refrigerator pickles

Garlic Dill Pickles

  • 3-4 small/average sized firm cucumbers 
  • 2 1/2 cups of cold water
  • 2 1/4 cup of rice vinegar 
  • 1 tablespoon of ground bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoon of pepper corn
  • 5 cloves of garlic 
  • 3 teaspoons of kosher salt 
  • fresh dill to taste 

   Finely cut the cucumbers and place them into a container full of ice and cold water for thirty minutes in the refrigerator. Using a medium sized pan, place all of the other ingredients and bring to a boil on the stove-top  After bringing to a boil, simmer for about five minutes. Bring the cucumbers out, drain, and place into jars with some room between the lid and the top of the ingredients  Pour the mixture over the cucumbers, let cool, and then place in the fridge to store. Eat within a couple of weeks. 
(*This brine can also be used for pickling many other vegetables!) 

   Ever since I started making my own pickles this summer, I can't bring myself to purchase a store-boughten jar of them. There is something so amazing about the taste of homemade pickled cucumbers, the freshness, and the smell of the dill throughout your home. I eat pickles like crazy, as the same as I do cucumbers even without being pickled, and I place these on everything.. even just for a snack. Summer is coming to a close end, but gather up those pickles from your garden, your friend's garden, or the farmer's market before the season is gone. Enjoy some pickling! 


  1. My dad grew cucumbers when he was a teenager and got so many that he had to beg people to take them away from him. Not a pickle girl, myself, but I love that you make them yourself! Also- I love your header!

  2. the colors of the pictures are amazing as usual!! and thanks for the recipe of this pickles.. I might try it myself someday.. hehe.

    xoxo, Joei

  3. That is awesome. DIY food recipes seem to be better than store bought items. And its healthy and not as processed! Great post.


  4. ooo, i've been thinking about doing a little pickling! maybe for christmas gifts.... this looks great!x

  5. can't say i've ever made these, but since dill pickles are among my fave things, i'm adding this to my list of things to do.

  6. I am trying this this weekend! They look delicious :)

  7. That's such a fantastic idea - I love dill pickles! I'm trying this on the weekend!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose and Pretty Clothes

  8. Yum! These sound delicious. Refrigerator pickles are so fun to make since they're so easy! I always love doing quick pickled red onions. Yum!

    Ladyface Blog

  9. oh my god I love pickles (gherkins(?)) I won't even be able to try this, I mean I wish I could but I just want to say that your pictures are great, you have such a good eye. :)

  10. I must do this!! have been wanting to for a while but every time I would go to the store and get dill, they never have it. haha.

  11. My boyfriend's been suggesting we make our own pickles! We have to try this. Ours will probably be spicy ones though!

  12. wow, i have to try this someday :) lovely blog!

  13. I'm so impressed this looks so pretty! Your blog is lovely too, the banner is so arty!

  14. This sounds so yummy! I have to try that! Now I'm hungry... :)


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