Cat and Papa love pickles so, I decided to try my hand at pickling. This being my first attempt ever at pickling, I used two different recipes for dill pickles and conducted a blind taste test to see which one my family preferred.
I started with cucumbers given to me by some friends
and cut them into spears.
For Pickle Recipe A, I used pickling spices and dill seeds along with vinegar, garlic, water sugar and salt.
Then, I prepared Pickle Recipe B which required boiling the brine (vinegar, water, salt and sugar) and adding some fresh dill and garlic to the jars.
This dill was donated by my friend Bella Principessa.
After the brine cooled, I poured it into the jars, sealed them and popped them into the fridge.
After four days…
We were ready for our taste test.
I noticed immediately that “Recipe A”
was more brown and the brine was cloudy in the jar,
while “Recipe B” still resembled an unaffected cucumber.
My contestants obediently closed their eyes
and judged the specimens by smell,
Though both had the desired crunch and smell,
B was by far the favorite for taste.
They even measured it against store bought pickles.
And it still came out on top.
I think we’ll be planting dill in our garden next year…
right next to the cucumbers.
This experiment counts as two pins.
20 pins to go, friends.