I eat pickles everyday. But when I ‘m discouraged, frustrated or nervous is when I eat them the most. They are comfort food for me. I do this so often that even my web manager will tell me to go eat some pickles when things are going crazy with our website. Recently we moved our sever to a bigger server and it make me a nervous wreck to transfer my website. It makes my site go down and nobody can have access and I hate this. I sat there that night trying to be patient wondering, was this a good move? Will it make my site faster? It was three times the money to move to this bigger server. Did I do the right thing? I’m not very patient and waiting for the files to transfer takes hours. Before our website was done transferring, I had consumed a whole jar of pickles. Yes, it was a good move!
Pickles are comfort food no matter what anyone says. Keep them handy they can keep you sane.
- 3-4 lbs of cucumbers (small to medium is ideal, but if all you have is large, cut them into spears)
- 3 Tbsp Celtic sea salt
- 2 – cloves of garlic, separated into cloves & peeled and chopped
- 3 Tbsp whole dill seed
- 2 Tbsp whole coriander seed
- 1 tsp whole mixed peppercorns
- 1 tsp juniper berries
- ½ tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 tsp dill seed
- ½ Caldwell veggie pck or ¼ cup kefir whey
- Filtered water
- Chop cucumbers in half place flat side down on surface and cut into spears.
- Place cucumbers in 4- 4 quart jars.
- Place other ingredients in a bowl with a spout for easy pouring.
- Mix all ingredients till well combined.
- Pour mixture into jars making sure that each jar gets equal amounts of ingredients. (some of the seed fall to the bottom)
- Fill the jars with extra water leaving an 1½ inches of room at the top and making sure veggies are below the water. The veggies will mold if left above the water. If this happens scrape off the mold or discard veggies and push the others below the water. The mold is harmless and won’t hurt anything but they can ruin the taste of the veggies.
- Set at room temperature for 3 days and then place in the refrigerator.