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LH 07: Different Types of Pickles

Welcome to Episode #07 of the Living Homegrown Podcast!

Listener Michelle has a question about the different types of pickles.

In this Episode You Learn:

  • The difference between a fermented pickle vs. quick pickle
  • How a refrigerator pickle works
  • Why you shouldn’t adjust vinegar in recipes
  • The “shelf life” for each type of pickle
  • The type of pickle that offers the most health benefits
  • How different pickles are best suited for different situations


Although I didn’t mention it in the podcast, you can also pickle fruit. This summer I will post some fun pickled fruit recipes. You can get a nice balance between tangy and sweet flavors with fruit.

Links & Recipes Mentioned:

Refrigerator Pickles

Quick Dill Pickles

Quick Pickled Asparagus

Quick Pickled Onions

Fermented Dill Pickles

Podcast Episode 06 – On Lacto Fermentation


Click here for the full transcript for Episode #07


For More About This Podcast Series:

Check out podcast Episode 00 to get:

  • The whole scoop on what this podcast series is all about
  • My background, experience & training
  • What to expect going forward

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About the Author:

Theresa Loe is the founder of Living Homegrown® and the Canning Academy®. For 9 years, Theresa was the Co-Executive Producer & Canning Expert on the national PBS gardening series, Growing A Greener World®. Theresa homesteads on just 1/10th of an acre in Los Angeles with her husband, two sons and several disorderly but totally adorable chickens. Learn more about Living Homegrown here and about the Canning Academy here.