Bread and Butter Pickles Recipe

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Bread and Butter Pickles Recipe Home Canning

My Favorite Pickles – Classic Home Canning Recipe

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Bread and Butter Pickles are just one of those things that one must do. It’s not a question. Really.
With my Extension background, I am bound to tell you that with pickles they should be harvested at about 6 inches. There I done told you what the government wants you to hear. Read further at your own peril.

Bread and Butter Pickles Recipe Home Canning Food Preservation

No matter how hard I try, there are always cucumbers that I miss picking. Overlook a cucumber one day, and the next it will be on “America’s Got Talent” auditioning as a big green blimp.

Charlie’s been picking the okra, and I have been picking everything else.Well, I thought I had.

He discovered some monster cucumbers I had missed. They were more like 8 inches long and pretty big around. They were not to the “yellow belley” stage, they were quite firm and chunky.

That’s the kind of cucumbers Grandma always used for bread and butter pickles and for relishes. I just don’t mess with tradition.

Don’t tell the experts. They’ll be down here in the Appalachians trying to teach me better. LOL


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About Joyce Pinson

Joyce Friend Pinson is a regional farm-to-table columnist for the Appalachian-News Express. She is a local television host. Her column show and blog, Friends Drift Inn, explores food, gardening, and real life farm-to-table stories from the perspective of a baby boomer in Appalachia. Joyce has a background in agriculture, media, and small business. Joyce is an heirloom gardening addict and home canner. She has a penchant for big hats, pointy toed shoes, and bourbon. Along with her husband Charlie, Joyce really does live in a barn where they ballroom dance. And laugh. And cook. And giggle.