Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Richard's Refrigerator Pickles

Summertime always brought out the refrigerator pickles. Richard made a gallon of these every summer. We kept them until the next summer when a fresh batch took up residence. One of the main reasons he grew cucumbers in our garden was to make these pickles. I will share his recipe:


Refrigerator Pickles

3 cups sugar
3 cups white vinegar
1/3 cup salt
1 T. mustard seed 
1 T. celery seed
1 t. turmeric
1 gallon sliced cucumbers
1 large onion

Place cucumbers and onions in layers in large gallon jug. Mix remainder of ingredients together and pour over the cucumbers. Place in refrigerator, turning jar frequently, for at least 48 hours before eating. These are so good. 




24 comments:

  1. I love pickles! I think I might make some of these.

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    1. They are very good. Taste like bread and butter pickles

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  2. They sound so delicious! Do you still make them? Isn't it weird that "fresh" cucumbers cause me to have indigestion but pickles don't. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Was it his own that he came up with?

    Its about 5 years since Richard passed isn't it? I remember we were living in San Diego area at the time. Another lady who I know online lost her hubby that summer too of 2014. She's getting married next month to a widower she met through mutual friends at a retirement home. I'm happy for her but I don't think I'm going to get married, let alone date, if hubby passes before me. I would imagine it would be the same you would be thinking since Richard was one of the best and the best of the best for you!

    betty

    betty

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    1. I haven't made them since Richard died. I don't think it was his own recipe. But he tweeked it. It will be 5 years on the 21st. There is no way I will be ever getting married again. I am not interested at all in dating. There are times I think a companion would be nice. But that can be a woman as well as a man. I think I would always be comparing another man to Richard. And I doubt that many would measure up. I don't mean that as rude. He just worshiped me and I knew it. I still miss him so much that is is painful.

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  3. This is the first time I've seen the mothod for a gallon. Yum. I think I have a gallon jar. I think I will make the,. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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    1. I guess I could break it down to quart jars and make a jar for myself. I never thought about that. I have kept the gallon jars just for these. I really don't need them anymore.

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  4. They look and sound good. I'll have to think about them.

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    1. Thanks Liz. I really put the post here so the recipe will be available to my family should they ever want to make Richard's pickles.

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  6. Hi Paula - glad you've still got the recipe and so can always make them if you feel so inclined ... and as you say above your family have access to recipe here. Pickles on a summer's day with cold meat - delicious ... cheers Hilary

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  7. Your post and some of the comments brought back memories. We both lost loved ones in 2014. Time passes quickly.

    I don't think I would ever marry again or have an interest in dating. But you are right. A companion would be nice. Close friendships help but they are not easy to find after a certain age. They take time and nurturing.

    The pickles sound wonderful.

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    1. Yes, those relationships take time and nurturing. It also takes both sides to do this. I just don't have the energy anymore for one-sided relationships, if you know what I mean.

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  8. My mom always made the best refrigerator pickles too. They are good! and a good way to use up cucumbers when you need too. Thanks for sharing the recipe, I might have to try it out soon.

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  9. A gallon? That's enough to take to a family reunion!

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    1. We kept them in the garage refrigerator and took out a dish at a time. They would last us about a year!

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  10. Tom would LOVE these. Unfortunately, I can't get past the idea of slicing a gallon of cukes!

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    1. It's only about 7-8 cucumbers. We didn't mind slicing them.

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