Pickling Demo on Saturday

On Saturday member Madina Kassengaliyeva will be hosting a cooking demo. Come down to the Farm between 12:30 and 2:30 to learn how to make a brine for quick pickles. Then watch her pickle cucumbers and shallots.

Here’s the recipe in case you want to try it at home.

ingredients
2 -3 medium Kirby cucumbers, cut into 1/4 inch rounds
2 large shallots, thinly sliced, separated into rings
2 cups white vinegar or white wine vinegar, or 1 cup of white vinegar plus 1 cup of cider vinegar
2 tablespoons of sugar
3 tablespoons water
5 fresh thyme sprigs
2 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1 teaspoon kosher salt or sea salt

preparation
Place cucumbers and shallots in medium bowl.

Mix vinegar and next 6 ingredients in medium saucepan. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar and salt.

Remove brine from heat; carefully pour over cucumbers and shallots.

Cover bowl; let stand 5 minutes.

Uncover; cool to room temperature.

Transfer to quart-size jar, pressing cucumbers into brine.

Cover; chill at least 4 hours and up to 10 days.

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