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Interesting and Unusual Pickling Recipes

Pickling is Not Just for Cucumbers!

While pickling recipes have some common basic ingredients, there are many variations you can add depend on your taste preferences. From adding fresh garlic to your pickled cucumbers, to pickling okra or cauliflower, there’s practically no limit to what you can pickle.

Pickling your garden bounty is an important survival and food preservation skill to help through in leaner times. Few things warm a gardener’s heart more than a fall pantry stocked full of fresh canned and pickled vegetables and fruits.

If you like to experiment and try new things then you may want to venture into pickling foods you haven’t pickled before. Some examples are peppers, carrots, beans, cauliflower, garlic, pearl onions, asparagus and of course beets and cucumbers.

Pickled vegetables also makes great gifts, so we’ve pulled together some favorite pickling recipes. From Christmas presents to hostess gifts, and just sharing with friends and family homemade pickles from homegrown foods are gifts to treasure.

If you try these, give us a shout out and post a picture of your goodies on the Gardens All Facebook page or via email.

Zucchini pickles, recipe by Lisa Fain of #PicklingRecipes
Zucchini pickles, recipe by Lisa Fain of
Spicy Zucchini Pickles

Sweet Cumin Pickled Radish Recipe

1 pound radishes, thoroughly washed and thinly sliced
2-3 sprigs fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 cup distilled white vinegar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
2 tablespoons kosher salt

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