First off, lest I give the wrong impression, I am not the gardener in the family. That would be Kahuna. I am merely the fortunate party who is married to a worker bee who loves to plant gardens and grow flowers and generally toil in the yard.
Meanwhile, I get to read a lot.
We make a good team.
That said, I do spring into action when the Kahuna starts growing cucumbers the size of small clubs.
Those on top are Japanese cucumbers. On the bottom are lemon cucumbers. (At least I think that's what they are.)
There certainly are a lot of the little suckers.
This is my hand, springing into action.
See me spring?
When it's time to get to work, I know I can count on Lori at A Frugally Old-Fashioned Homemaker
for tried and true recipes. Which is why I was so excited to find her recipe for freezer pickles
. No need to pull out the big old canning vat. You just slice up an onion and some cucumbers (I used my food processor for that part). You salt them and let them sit in a bowl for two hours. You heat up some white vinegar and sugar until the sugar is dissolved and pour over the whole cucumber mixture. And there you have it.
Jars of pickles to go into your freezer, ready to be pulled out any time you want to bask in that feeling of being industrious. There are three batches here. I am basking.