Today’s Adventure

One of the things that I’ve missed with the pandemic is half sour pickles. We used to get them at the grocery store but alas the brand I like no longer seems to make them. I’ve tried other brands and they aren’t the same. We also haven’t been on a road trip so we haven’t eaten at Rein’s Deli in Connecticut. Their pickles are really good. So I decided to give making them a try.

Each step of the gathering supplies was a challenge. I know I’m a little late in the pickle making season so I’ve had to make do along the way. I could only get amber jars and the pickles available were really large for pickling cucumbers. But I made it work.

I cobbled together two recipes. I can never just go the easy route. I filled each jar with fresh dill, garlic, coriander seed, peppercorns and then placed in the cucumbers. Only 3 would fit per jar. I then mixed spring water, pickling salt and pickle crisp and added it the jars.

Now we wait a week and see what happens. I just hope they’re edible.

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16 Responses to Today’s Adventure

  1. What is “pickle crisp”? Pickling lime, maybe? No vinegar? I’ve never made half sour pickles; all mine are some version of sweet, but I’m interested in your recipe and your results. If you come close, any recipe can be tweaked. Good luck!

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  2. I’ve never heard of “half sour pickles.” I made bread and butter pickles a few years ago, it’s an interesting exercise!

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  3. I’ve been trying to find amber canning jars for ages but the stores around here don’t stock them.
    Mr. Aitch doesn’t like pickles enough for me to make any.

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  4. ReginaMary says:

    Believe it or not, I bought 2 qts of half sour pickles at the sheep and wool festival!

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    • Lucky you! Pickles and Rhinebeck! You have had a fabulous autumn:)
      A crazy thing popped into my head when you mentioned food and Rhinebeck. The first year I went I bought a giant eclair. It was obscenely delicious and I will forever weigh every one I eat against that one. Sadly when I went another year the person was no longer selling there. Tasty memory!

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  5. Meg Hanson says:

    I expect a blog post with the results when the pickles are done!

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  6. Very cool! Making pickles is really satisfying 🙂 They will be delicious!

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  7. LDSVenus says:

    Sounds cool, look forward to your post about how they turned out!

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