Recipe: Simple Dill Pickles

There is nothing better than fresh, homemade pickles during the summer. I have made them in the past, but the process of canning can be extremely time consuming. This recipe gives the feel of old fashioned pickles without the effort. I hope you enjoy this simple version of an old favorite.

Pickling cucumbers (fresh)
1 cup white vinegar
1 cup water
1 tbsp. garlic cloves, chopped
1 tsp. dried dill weed
1 tsp. dill seeds
1 tsp. pickling spices
3/4 tbsp. salt (less could be used according to taste)

Slice cucumbers and fill a mason jar. Simmer the other ingredients until gently boiling. Remove from heat and submerge the cucumbers. Let it cool and refrigerate. In a day or two, they are full of flavor. The pickles stay crunchy and fresh for about a week... if they last that long. Enjoy!