Adventures in Canning | Dill Pickles

I've been doing a lot of research on canning recently, and finally decided to take a stab at it. My sister has tried a few different recipes and recommended I start with pickles. So, I did just that!

What you'll need:

1 Large Cucumber 1 tbsp. Salt 2 cups Water Fresh Dill 1/2 tsp. Minced Garlic Seasoning

Cheese Cloth 1-2 Mason Jar(s)

Start out by boiling 2 cups water with 1 tbsp. salt, just until the salt dissolves. Then add 1/2 tsp. minced garlic and 1 tbsp. mixed seasoning. I used the "21 Seasoning Salute" from Trader Joe's, but for this step you can really use whatever you have! Boil this mixture for another minute, then remove the pot from heat and set aside to cool. 

In the mean time, grab the cucumber and slice it to fit in your mason jar. After slicing, put the cucumber slices in the jar, leaving room for them to move a little. Chop some fresh dill and add it to the jar. (Be generous with the dill!) To finish it up, pour the liquid over the cucumbers until the jar is full. Cut two squares of cheese cloth, place them over the top of each jar, and screw on the lids. (The picture above was taken right after this step was complete)

Keep the jar in a cupboard for about three days. When you take it out, voilà, you have pickles!

It was so much easier than I thought it was going to be, and they taste delicious! Not to mention, it was so rewarding eating pickles I made myself.

Have canning tips? Leave them below! New to canning? Try this out, and let me know how it goes!

xo, Suzanna