"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali
8 cups sliced cucumbers 1 cup sliced onions (cut slices into quarters) 1/2 cup canning salt 2 cups sugar 1 cup vinegar 1/2 teaspoon celery seed 1/2 teaspoon mustard seed Water.
Put slices cucumbers, onions and canning salt in a large container and add enough water to cover the ingredients. Let stand for 2 hours, then drain off liquid. Then put all other ingredients in the container. Keep in refrigerator, stir contents once a day for 3 days. Then they are ready to serve.
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