Pickles, Pickles, Pickles

pickles

pickles

Pickles…

Ok so you guys all asked for my pickling recipe and here it is! I am a hugeeeeeee fan of pickles. Even as a kid they have been a favorite. I like to add them to burgers, sandwiches, and snack on them individually. After getting a batch of horseradish pickles from a local farmers market, I knew I had to create my own recipe to support the pickle habit and help my wallet out. Boris and I devoured the entire batch in a few days lol 🙂

After I did regular pickles I thought what else can be pickled? So I experimented with greens beans (a friend did these in the past) and asparagus. Holy moly you guys! They were so good! Crunchy with a little spicy kick. They are great for whenever you are craving something salty but not wanting to eat chips. It also dawned upon me that I should try to do the small tomatoes like the ones I buy at the Russian food stores. Pickled tomatoes are a tradition during the holidays in my family. You typically take a shot of vodka and chase it with a pickled tomato or a regular pickle. So I know it sounds weird but trust me it’s awesome! 🙂

These little pickled jars are also really nice for housewarming gifts. I gave a jar of asparagus to friends of mine and well it didn’t last long in their house. 🙂

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pickles

pickles

Also if you are looking for some jars, these are good ones!

*This recipe makes enough brine for 4 large 20oz jars or several small ones. Whatever brine you have leftover can be stored in the fridge for the next time.

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9 Replies to “Pickles, Pickles, Pickles”

  1. OMG! I love pickles! I will be doing some of these for sure. Thank you for the recipes. I have pinned! x

    1. ilonashabovta says: Reply

      That’s great to hear! Enjoy!

  2. Beautiful pics! Thanks for the recipes!

    1. ilonashabovta says: Reply

      Thank you! Hope you enjoy it!

  3. Pickled onions and gherkins are my absurd favourite thing to eat.

  4. Lately I’ve been pickling my own jalapenos, and it is so much fun and much cheaper than buying them from the store. I’d love to try asparagus and tomatoes now too thanks to your article. 🙂

    1. ilonashabovta says: Reply

      Yea it’s so much cheaper and better too! Hope you enjoy pickling other veggies!

  5. I really really want to like pickles. I’m going to save for when I’m feeling adventurous!

    1. ilonashabovta says: Reply

      Hope you try these out! They are very tasty and easy to make

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