First is the cucumber prep. A recipe I found online said to soak the pickles (I did slices) in ice water for at least 2 hours. This is supposed to help them stay crunchy.
Next was the garlic. Peeled and cut in half. I did about 1 clove per jar, but the cloves I had were big. If you have smaller cloves you may want to add more.
Next is the dill, freshly washed and I just trimmed the tough ends. Each jar got a clove (or 2) of garlic and a few sprigs of the fresh dill.
These do have to "marinate" for longer than the sweet & spicy ones, about 2 months. They do look really good! I can't wait to try them!
This week I am "jamming" (ok that was lame) making strawberry jam & spiced peach jam. I started my strawberry jam this morning but I didn't realize that I am out of sugar (and fresh lemons!) so I had to put it on hold until I go to the grocery store this afternoon.
Guess I could do some scrapbooking stuff since it seems like I haven't in a while...