We have finally had a few warm (hot) days here in New York. The vegetables are finally coming in after all the rain we have had. As I was carting in a nice basket of tiny cucumbers, I remembered a fun recipe that I did with my kids and the 4H gang and want to share it with you. Children love this one,
1 quart water
1 pint vinegar
1/2 cup coarse salt
2 sprigs fresh dill
2 cloves garlic, chopped
Heat everything except the dill and the cucumbers, do not boil. Pack a sterilized quart jar with the cucumbers and fresh dill, add the heated brine. Cover jar and set in sunny area for 3 weeks.
That's all there is to it. They are really yummy! I wish I could give credit for this, but it's one of those old recipes that has been passed from friend to friend and I have absolutely no idea where it originated!
As long as we are on a sunshine topic, how about this nice diffuser blend from http://www.aromahead.com/:
SUNNY DIFFUSER BLEND
5 drops grapefruit essential oil
5 drops orange essential oil
2 drops lime essential oil
Add to diffuser and soak up the sun!
Christmas in July is finished for this year. It was great fun. Many of you are now looking at back to school shopping. I can't say I miss those days too much! After a hard week of shopping, come on over to Make Mine Pink for Pink Friday this week. The theme is Tea for Two and Two for Tea. You may need the relaxing break!
I had a wonderful day and night down at "The Shore" with my daughter, her hubby and the grandkids. Takes an hour of watching the ocean for all the tension to just drain away! I just love the beach.
Have a wonderful week all,