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  1. August 22, 2013
    Inspire Me Heather

    Your pickles look great! I was wondering how they got the zig zag look to them (I’ve never seen that tool before!) – thanks for the tips and for the link to the recipe!

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    • August 22, 2013
      Tara

      It was really just a happy coincidence that I had this little cutter tool in my drawer. I think that it’s for french fries, actually! But man, it sure did make my pickles look legit!

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  2. August 22, 2013
    Lisa @ Wine & Glue

    YUMM!! I love pickles!! Like if I could have a chocolate cake or some pickles, it might be the pickles. Pinning!

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    • August 22, 2013
      Tara

      I hear you, Lisa! I feel the same way. I’m also a big relish fan – I’m on the hunt for a good relish recipe now.

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  3. August 22, 2013
    Marilyn

    I’ve never made bread and butter pickles before, Tara! Yours look absolutely delicious! Now if you want to try a disturbingly delicious sandwich, try peanut butter and dill pickles. 🙂

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    • August 22, 2013
      Tara

      Okay… I might have to brace myself before I take a bite of a peanut butter and dill sandwich. But I will try it!

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  4. August 22, 2013
    Mel

    Yummo, I will keep this for the coming summer, I don’t mind a pickle or two but one of my boys eats them in bulk. Seriously the big massive costco jar in about a week.

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    • August 22, 2013
      Tara

      Really!?!? Now THAT’s a pickle fan. I couldn’t do the Costco jar in a week. Just thinking about it makes me feel a bit queasy! 😉

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  5. August 23, 2013
    Brenna @ Life After Laundry

    My husband made me bread and butter pickles last year and didn’t use the serrated cutting thing. It just wasn’t the same.

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    • August 23, 2013
      Tara

      Brenna – you’re so right. It needs to be serrated. Your tongue can totally tell the difference, even just by texture.

      (Stocking stuffer idea, perhaps?)

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  6. August 23, 2013
    Amy of while wearing heels

    I had no idea there even was a difference in cucumbers (besides of English and seeded). You have been BUSY this summer growing, harvesting and now canning, jarring and pickling. I hope you enjoy a few cheese and pickle sandwiches with these delicious homemade pickles.

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    • August 23, 2013
      Tara

      To be honest, I didn’t know much about the differences in cucumbers until I started growing them. Now it’s pretty easy to tell – the pickling cukes are prickly and are hard to hold. I’m amazed that anyone ever tried to eat one, to be honest!

      I gorged myself on cheese and pickle sandwiches, and now they’re all gone.

      I just need to carve out some more pickling time – these were seriously addictive.

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  7. August 24, 2013
    Danni@SiloHillFarm

    So good to see you enjoying the bounty of your garden that you were so nervous about in the beginning! I’m a kitchen gadget hoarder too! I love having the right tool for the right job!

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  8. August 24, 2013
    Chrissy

    Tara, these look so yummy! I have a ton of cucumbers and need to try it out!

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    • August 30, 2013
      Tara

      You’re a cucumber-grower as well? They’re just so… prolific, aren’t they? I can’t believe how many cucumbers I have – it’s something else!

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  9. August 24, 2013
    Bronwyn MayB

    I love it. My mom used to make pickles by the bucket loads every summer when I was young. These were my favourite. I am loving your pickling abilities! I not only have a black thumb, but a wicked accidental streak when I try to make things. Wish I could import you into my kitchen!!

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    • August 30, 2013
      Tara

      You’d probably learn a few swear words if I was imported into your kitchen. Things always appear a bit smoother in Bloglandia than they are in real life. I get so nervous when I can/preserve, but this year has been much better in terms of kitchen successes.

      I think that you’d be fun to can with. We could pickle ourselves a bit with some wine at the same time! 😉

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      • August 30, 2013
        Bronwyn MayB

        That would be the greatest ever. Wine, swearing, and pickles! I’m in!!

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        • August 30, 2013
          Tara

          Oh good. I’m glad you like to do at least ONE version of “pickling”! 🙂 Why don’t you live in my neighbourhood, lady!?!?

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          • August 31, 2013
            Bronwyn MayB

            My thought exactly!

  10. August 27, 2013
    Marilyn

    I hope you are enjoying your week! I’d love for you to link up all your amazing canning goodness at the Party Thyme party! Oh, and the spice giveaway is amazing this time! 🙂

    Marilyn
    http://www.4you-withlove.com

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    • August 30, 2013
      Tara

      I’m back, and I’m going to link up ASAP! Thanks for reminding me, Marilyn! (Also, I REALLY want to win that giveaway!)

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