Yesterday, I did something that would have made my Grandmother proud. I made my own pickles! Well, no Grandma, I didn't use cucumbers from my own garden and yes Grandma, I did buy these jeans with the holes already in them (she woulda been proud, I swear).
If you read my blog regularly, you've probably noticed my new obsession with Jim Lahey's book, My Bread. As I was paging through it the other day, I came across the Sandwich section which was not just about bread, meat and cheese. No no, he includes recipes for homemade aioli and roasted red peppers and homemade pickles! I modified the quantity of ingredients slightly and used Persian cucumbers instead of Kerby's. They'll be ready in 2 weeks, so come back and SEEEEE!
I keep asking if they're done yet.
Slightly modified from My Bread, by Jim Lahey
6 Persian cucumbers
3 cups water
2/3 cup red wine vinegar
6 cloves garlic, peeled
1/4 cup salt
1/4 cup coriander seeds
Clean cucumbers and dry. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and stir until salt has dissolved. Pack cucumbers tightly into jar. Pour in brine. Refrigerate for 2 weeks, turning jar over once or twice.
Are they done yet?