Do you still have large, ripe cucumbers lurking in your garden? Don’t throw them away, make pickles.
We had a beautiful October here in the Mid-Columbia, but the time has come to clean out the garden. Sadly.
I have been concentrating on the late tomato harvest, but that is over. Now it’s on to green tomatoes. The beets and carrots can wait a little longer. But we are supposed to have a frost, so the cukes have to be picked now.
Over-ripe cucumbers aren’t good for eating. They make good compost I suppose, but they also make excellent pickles. Try my family recipe for Russian Bear pickles, posted yesterday. The warm spices make this the perfect Thanksgiving pickle!