We planted 4 small cucumber plants in our garden this year. Those 4 plants sure did produce a whole lot of cucumbers. We had dozens and dozens of the those crunchy green guys. What we couldn’t eat or give away we decided to preserve. Since refrigerator pickles only last a month, and there are only so many pickles we can eat in a month, canning bread and butter pickles as well as relish was our best bet.
I used both the sweet pickle relish and bread and butter pickle recipes from Liana Krissoff’s Book Canning for a New Generation. I highly recommend this book if you really want to do some yummy canning, as well as Marisa McClellan’s Food in Jars. If you do not have either of these books, I found some pretty comparable recipes for free on the internet: Sweet Pickle Relish and Bread and Butter Pickles.
I cannot wait the 4-6 weeks they take to cure to try them!
Do you have a favorite pickle or relish recipe to share?
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