Sunday, August 29, 2010

Compost Recipe #18: Pickles!

10-12 ripe organic cucumbers from your garden
1/2 gallon apple cider vinegar
5 pounds sugar
1 entire tin of mustard seeds
1 perfectly good onion
1 rather expensive green pepper
1 tsp turmeric powder

Slice cucumbers into 1/4" rounds and arrange in jars along with chopped onion and green peppers.  Heat vinegar, sugar and remaining ingredients and pour the hot solution into the jars, fully covering the contents.  Seal and refrigerate the jars for up to one week before transferring to your compost bin.