Saturday, August 13, 2011


Photo is from Julie Pishny's blog "Prairie Thistle"

Blogs are such great inspiration. You can type in anything you want and find it; food, jewelry, photography, art, name it.

I found Julie Pishny once by searching ETSY, where she makes jewelry and has an account there. I have even purchased some jewelry from her and will probably continue to do so because I love what she makes.

This month, Julie posted a pickle recipe that I just had to try. So, last week, after picking fresh cucumbers from my garden for the first time (first time this season AND first time this year in the new house) I had the required amount (3 pounds) to make the recipe.

This recipe was so easy! And it was SO good. The hardest part was slicing the cucumbers ever-so-thin because I can't find my mandolin since the move (!) but...if you want a great bread and butter pickle recipe with little effort that keeps well in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks, give this one a try. You won't be sorry that you did. The hardest part will be the 2 hours you have to wait for the "cukes" to sit in an icy-cold brine of canning salt, water and ice cubes. But, while you're waiting for the clock, you can go out and water the garden and maybe pick more cucumbers.

Give this recipe a try. I think that you will be glad that you did. And Julie: thanks for posting it. Now...where's my mandolin???


  1. me some home made pickles...will def try

  2. mmmmmm pickles!

    Say, will you play your mandolin for us while we feast on these delicious pickles? :)

  3. I'm printing it out. Thanks. I have so many cukes. Besides giving them away, I have made pickled cukes, and now also facial purposes. Have a great weekend.

  4. Bread and butter pickles are one of my favorite. thank you for the easy recipe. Although I don't have a garden, I'll visit the farmers market in the am and can stock up on the ingredients needed there. Have a great rest of your weekend.

  5. I love pickles :)
    And my mandolin ... I would be lost without it!

  6. I could gain alot of weight with all the food I have seen today. These look wonderful!

  7. They look so pretty in their jars. Nice photo.
    I should try some pickles. I never have. My great aunt use to make bread & butter pickles that were wonderful. I miss them.
    I will take a look at Julie's recipe.

  8. This looks like a good recipe if only my cucumbers would start growing. Every time the flower buds come the bugs attack. Although... this makes me want to go out and buy some cucumbers just to taste this mouth watering recipe.