Monday, February 14, 2011

Cucumber Pickle…

We thoroughly enjoyed El Caballo Blanco(Dance of the White Stallion) on Saturday. Unfortunately we were not permitted to take any photo’s during the show :o( But afterwards we snuck out back to have a nosy and found them having a wash down…

Such beautiful animals!

Sunday was a lazy sort of a day:o) after Church we had a roast lunch at DH’s Mum and Dad’s and later on DH took me out for a hot chocolate at The Tawhiti Cafe…

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The decoration on the drinks resembles our local mountain!

Sunday evening I spent some time making a journal cover for a friends birthday(see previous post). 

During the past week I made my yearly batch of Cucumber Pickle and thought I might share the recipe with you…

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Cucumber Pickle

4-6 cups of finely diced or minced telegraph cucumber

4 medium onions

1/4 cup salt

2 cups white vinegar

3 cups of sugar

1 red pepper and 1/2 a green pepper

1 tsp celery seeds

1 tsp mustard seeds

1 tsp turmeric

1 tsp dry mustard

Chop or mince onion and cucumber(I use a food processor), put in a dish and sprinkle with the salt and leave for approx 45 minutes .

Then drain off all the liquid(discard the liquid), and pour into a pot, add the vinegar and all the seeds, boil for 3 minutes.

Then add the sugar tumeric,  dry mustard and the finely diced red and green pepper and boil for a further 5 minutes.

Thicken with 2-3 tbsp of cornflour mixed with a little extra vinegar.

Put into clean jars and cover.

This pickle is a firm favourite in our home and I have yet to meet someone who doesn’t like it!

Until next time keep smiling…


PS Happy Valentines Day!

1 comment:

Maria said...

You have had a busy and fun filled weekend.