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Monday, August 3, 2009


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
dash turmeric
small cucumbers
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/:
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,


Anonymous said...

Those of us down the shore all the time are spoiled :-)

Anonymous said...


I love the pickle recipe. Have never ever tried any canning or similar activity. It sounds delicious.


Carol said...

Can't wait to try the diffuser recipe - not fond of pickles!

Thanks. Pat.

Carol at Business In THE Bag

Unknown said...

Wow love this. I don't own anything domestic - like canning jars... but sounds like even I can do this :- )

Are you going to be selling essential oils. Have you noticed that they are all starting to come from China here in the US. I get mine from England, but that's so expensive.

If I ever get Shell as a secret sister, will you make me a bunny pillow to give to her? It is just too cute!
Hugs, Tedi www.PetiteBookstore.com/blog

Noelle Garrett Designs said...

Hi Pat,
Oh I am going to have to try the pickle recipe. That sounds like fun! Thanks so much for sharing. Have a lovely week!

Lynette Larson - Campbell said...

Pat I used to make all kinds of pickles in my domestic days...its such a fun accomplishment! Thanks so much for the new recipe!

Carolee Crafts said...

Love the sunny potion will certainly give that a try.

Tea for two sounds just perfect, thank you for sharing Pat

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Hi Pat!
Great recipe for the cucumbers! I'll have to try them!
I can just smell that difuser combination. I know it just bursts with Summer!
bunny hugs,

Anonymous said...

I love pickles almost as much as I love pie. I will totally try that recipe.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

those pickles sound yummmmeee. Glad you had a good time at the beach.


gail said...

Hi Pat, thanks for the nice words. Its still a little nuts. But much better. At least my black eye is 95 percent gone. lol The citrus diffuser sounds awesome. I love the smell of citrus, its my favorite. Have a great week,and stay cool. (()) gail

Kim Di Maggio said...

Now I can mess with torches and acids with our silverwork, but the minute you say canning, I am at a loss. But I love to eat food that my mother-in-law cans. I will have to pass this on to her and let her try her hand at it. Thanks for the recipe!


Unknown said...

Hi Pat!

OOh love recipes! Sounds good. I will print it out and try it soon. I do love dill pickles. The crunchier the better..lol
Have a fantastic week!
Janet's Creative Pillows

Amore Artisan Boutique said...

I love the pickle recipe and the diffuser recipe-thanks for sharing them I am going to try both of them
So happy to hear you have some sun.
Enjoy it!
sassy gail