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, poetry...you 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???