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Photo Article from the Welsh hovel - pickling my gherkins

Tom Winnifrith
Thursday 5 October 2023

Amid the glut of marrows there is also one acorn squash. There will be more on that as it has now been harvested while I try to figure out what on earth to do with the marrow glut. Meanwhile there was also one gherkin plant which produced more than half a dozen gherkins, now also all harvested.

They were sliced into thin strips and left overnight with salt which created a thick brine after an overnight sitting. Cleansed in the morning they were then put in a jar with cider vinegar, sugar bay leaves peppercorns, a chillie and stacks of dill. Apparently they wil be good to go in a couple of weeks. We shall see. Last year’s pickled gherkins were a bit soft not crisp as they should be. I cannot say that I have nailed this yet.

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About Tom Winnifrith
Tom Winnifrith is the editor of When he is not harvesting olives in Greece, he is (planning to) raise goats in Wales.
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