So here are the vegetables with the salt added. I gave them a stir occasionally. This is left for 3 hours and the water that came out of it was amazing. I was wondering how so little pickling liquid would cover all the veggies when bottled but as the water comes out of the cucumbers, the volume goes down significantly.
This is all the sugar, vinegar and spices that make the pickling juice. These are all boiled together, ready to pop the veggies in.
Here is the finished product. They were very easy to make. Rhonda says to let them cure for 3-4 weeks before eating but one lady commented that she couldn't wait that long and they were delicious straight away! I will try them on Sunday with some cheese and biscuits!
A cool change blew in at around 6pm so it was lovely to throw open the front and back door and pull up some windows to let the breeze in. All week the house has been closed up and curtains drawn closed, I hated being in the dark!
We had a thunder and lightening storm later last night that brought good heavy rain to settle the dust after the wind whipped up from the North in the afternoon. My garage is a mess of dust, twigs and leaves - a job for Sunday!
We are off to Robe to the Boat & Fishing Festival - dinner will be on a fishing boat moored at the marina. We went last year - here's the link - http://simplyjoolz.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/dinner-dockside.html
I hope this extreme hot weather is over for now, today its going to be about 25C so that should be pleasant.
Cheers - Joolz xx
Oops, I couldn't wait! Deeeelicious! :)