I just finished this years first batch of pickles - ain't they pretty!?!!!
They are the refrigerator variety - Tomorrow is Ribfest at the ole ponderosa!!!
anyway, I am not one for "recipes" when making pickles - kind wing it most of the time. Yes, I am reckless like that, but I have yet to disappoint myself =D
so, today I began with a 1/2 gallon jar...
2 smallish-med onions thinly sliced sliced
1 yellow pepper thinly sliced
about 2 lbs of fresh pickles
I layered them as you can see - SO pretty - lol!
Then added 1 cup water + 1 cup cider vinegar... and a little more water to fill...
Topped it off with about 1/3 teaspoon salt 6 pink pink peppercorns (bc/ i had em and they are prettier), a 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder (wish I had the real stuff - that.s the way to go!) and about 1/2 teaspoon pickling spice and 2 rounded teaspoons of sugar.
put on the lid - shook it up - tasted... not to shabby I must say =)
Snapped a photo and popped it into the fridge.