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Bread and Butter Pickles Recipe

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Hutchison, Clara
Added: Saturday, October 21, 2006


16 cups sliced cucumbers
4 - 6 medium sized onions, sliced
Coarse salt
Ice water


1 quart vinegar
4 cups sugar*
2 Tbs celery seed
2 Tbs mustard seed
1 tsp turmeric (optional)

Layer cucumbers and onions, sprinkling each layer with coarse salt. Cover with ice water. Let stand for 3 hours. Drain completely. Combine 2 cups water, vinegar, sugar, celery seed, mustard seed and turmeric. Stir until the sugar dissolves; then bring to a boil and boil for 3 minutes. Add the cucumbers and onions and bring just to the boiling point. Don't boil because this will make cukes soft. Pack in sterilized jars and seal. Ready to eat when cooled.

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Personal Notes:
* Can use part brown sugar if desired.


Oh, the comfort -
The inexpressible comfort
Of feeling safe with a person,
Having neither to
Weigh thoughts,
Nor measure words -
but pouring them
All right out -
Just as they are -
Chaff and grain together -
Certain that a faithful hand
Will take and sift them -
Keep what is worth keeping -
And with the breath of kindness
Blow the rest away. Dinah Maria Mulock Craik




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