Fermented gherkins

Today I made a batch of fermented gherkins for the family. This was really a win – win situation for us because my parents love fermented food and I love gherkins.IMG_0636IMG_0609

The recipe I used was this one but it was modified a bit due to the fact that our pantry doesn’t seem to be as well-stocked as everyone else’s. I also made my own pickling spice using this recipe, which was also modified for the same reasons.

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Homemade pickling spice.

The pickles have to ferment for a few weeks so I will update this post when they are ready. Until then…

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Apparently adding grape leaves speeds up the lacto- fermentation process so I used some fresh ones from the garden to test the theory.
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