Homemade pickles are one of those magical refrigerator items. Not only do they reduce food waste by preserving your favorite vegetables for later enjoyment, but they create something beautiful in themselves. You can go sweet, savory, tangy, spicy, crunchy, and garlicky – the possibilities are endless! Homemade pickles are easier to make than you may think. All you need is a fruit or vegetable, water or vinegar, sugar, salt, and some spices. To preserve pickles for long periods of time, you can cook them in boiling water, something called canning in a water bath. I usually skip this step, though, because mine never last longer than a month in the fridge!
June 18, 2020