I’m pretty sure no one has ever done a Google search for “Pickles and Projects”. But won’t they be surprised if they do? 🙂 First up, I finished my Camp Loopy Project Two at Knit Night last night. (I was not the only one finishing up Project Two last night at Knit Night.) I had to put in several late nights of knitting and watched several episodes of Doc Martin to get through it, but it’s done. It is washed and blocked and I will get a good photo of it to post in the blog next week. I am still wavering over what project to do for August. (I know! So late to the party.) I thought I had decided last night, and then I found a list of 800 yard projects that I had written up earlier this summer and there are some great ideas on that sheet. I need to decide, because TODAY is the day to start in on Project Three, and I will need every bit of the month to get it done, I’m sure!
I could have finished my Camp project two nights ago, but I got sidetracked making pickles. I came across this recipe via Pinterest, and jumped right in to making them. They are so easy. And you may remember that I do like pickles.
1 cup vinegar
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. celery seed
1 tsp. salt
3 cups of sliced cucumbers
1 cup sliced white onions
Put your sliced cucumbers and onions in a bowl and set aside. Mix vinegar, water, sugar, celery seed and salt together, and stir until the sugar dissolves. Pour this mixture over the cucumber and onion slices and mix it up well.
Pour into a quart sized jar, or larger. (I tripled the recipe and it made 3 quart-sized jars.) Let set a couple of days for the flavors to marinate and pickle. Can be kept in the refrigerator for 2-3 months.
Does anyone else have a good pickle recipe or a fun Project Three Plan that you’d like to share below? (Not that I need more project ideas, but it’s always fun to look. I DO probably need more good pickle recipes.)