“Cukes,” my grandfather, the master gardener, called them. And he loved his cukes. He also loved his pickles.
So when I saw the harvest of cucumbers that came in today from the garden, I knew I had to make pickles — my grandfather’s favourite — bread and butter pickles. He also liked icicle pickles and watermelon pickles, but that’s another story.
It helps that these pickles are quick and easy to make. I had a sense of his original recipe, but couldn’t remember the exact proportions, so I googled a few and then adapted my final recipe.
I didn’t process this batch since they get eaten up too fast around here. We just keep them in the fridge.
Here are a couple good recipes, should you have a bunch of cukes around your house also.