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These are quick and easy and delicious!  Not a dill, sweet, or bread and butter, they have a taste of their own.  No cooking, no canning, no heating anything.  Perfect to do on a hot day with the abundant cukes from the garden.

This recipe is from my husband’s mom.

4 c sugar

4 c vinegar

1/2 c salt

1 1/3 t turmeric

1 1/3 t celery seed

1 1/3 t mustard seed (I usually use 1 t ground mustard)

3 onions, sliced thin (I just use 1)

cucumbers, sliced thin (or thick, or cut into spears)

Mix sugar, vinegar, salt, and spices together.  Do NOT heat, this is a cold syrup.  Prepare your jars.  The original recipe says 3- 3 pound peanut butter jars.  I used a gallon jar and 2 quarts.  Divide the onion evenly amongst your containers.  Add cucumbers to each jar to fill.  Cover with syrup (mix well!) and put on the lids.  Refrigerate at least 5 days before using.  They’ll keep in the fridge forever, just get stronger flavored.   We had some make it almost 2 years in a no-cucumber year.  I’m not sure how they lasted that long, as usually they’re eaten up in a hurry!  Our supply usually makes it about 9 months and we have to go without until we get more fresh cukes.

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I’ve finally gotten some Recipes posted.  Many of these are from MOPS creative activities or extra days.  Recipes added today include:  Homemade popsicles, Apple Enchiladas, Calzones/Stromboli, No cook noodle lasagna, Easy Chicken divine, Stuffed Shells for 20 pans, Seasoned Rice and Grains mix, Strawberry Jam-N-Can, Honey Chip Granola Bars, Basic Cheeseball, Peanut butter fruit dip, and Smoothies.

More to come!

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