A kitchen cupboard stacked with delicious jars of home made preserves is a very rewarding sight, but these days its so easy to get a bottle off the supermarket shelf, and there are so many to choose from, so why make them yourself. Originally it was a necessity to provide food for the lean months, but today there are many reasons why we should preserve foods. It is an economical way of using seasonal food that is cheap, and for those who grow their own , its a way of making good use of the excess.Its also very satisfying, and you can try out unusual flavour combinations that are unlikely to be found in a commercial product.
Pickles are made from lightly cooked or raw fruit or vegetables, which are preserved in vinegar with the addition of sugar, salt and pickling spices. Remember to sterilize your jars by placing them in a large pot with boiling water .
This sweet and sour cucumber pickle is great with cheese and biscuits or on your favourite burger.
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