So lately, it seems that all we've been talking about is food, so here's another heirloom recipe
- my Grandma Rhodes' recipe for Bread & Butter Pickles.
My brother brought over a bumper crop of cucumbers and Mom made the pickles using Grandma's recipe. They are delicious! Sweet and crisp and just the right thing on a hot summers day.
Grandma Rhodes' Bread & Butter Pickles
1 gal. cucumbers
8 small white onions
2 green peppers
½ cup salt
1 quart ice cubes
5 cups sugar
1 ½ tsp turmeric
½ tsp ground cloves
1 tsp celery seed
2 Tbsp. mustard seed
5 cups white vinegar
Wash and slice into paper thin slices - onions, cucumbers, & pepper. Mix salt in them & bury in ice. Cover with weighted lid & let stand 3 hours. Drain thoroughly. Make syrup of sugar, turmeric, cloves, celery seed, mustard seed, & vinegar. Pour over cucumber mix. Place over low heat. Heat to scalding-stirring occasionally. Do not boil. Seal in hot sterilized jars.
Lucky for me - I'm the only one at the house that likes Bread & Butter Pickles!!!
Thanks Mom and Grandma!