Pickles are a thing (well, a vegetable) that I take for granted. I like them on burgers, in sandwiches  chopped up in tuna, and sometimes just straight out of the jar. They were never something I would have ever thought about making before. But then I had a lot of mason jars sitting around the house and I needed stuff to do with them. First, I made granola and gifted it to friends and family. Then I went to the local market and got some fresh fall flowers to decorate my home. And then, I made pickles.

garlic dill pickles

garlic dill picklesIt was a very exciting activity to do I am now a pickle maker extraordinaire. I just kind of threw things together hoping it would make a good pickle, and it worked! They were pretty spicy with the addition of red pepper flakes and big hunks of garlic, and I loved it!

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Spicy Dill Pickles


  • 1 500ml mason jar
  • 4 small cucumbers (persian or kirby)
  • 1 and 1/2 cup of water
  • 3 tbsp white vinegar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 big garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 3 heads of dill sprigs


  1. Cut cucumbers in 1/4s or sliced horizontally. Fit as many cucumbers as you can into the mason jar without having to force them in.
  2. In a measuring cup, mix together the water, vinegar and salt. Stir until salt is dissolved.
  3. Pour liquid over cucumbers so that they are completely covered. (if a bit are sticking out, can add some more water).
  4. Top the cucumber with the dill, garlic and red pepper flakes and screw on the lids of the jar.
  5. Put in fridge and wait 48 hours before eating!

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