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Beating The Heat With Easy, COLD Pickles

Making Refrigerator Pickles - LivingHomegrown.com

Making Refrigerator Pickles - LivingHomegrown.com

As we hit these days of summer heat (mid-August), I find that I don’t want to do anything in my kitchen except…refill my ice tea glass.

Do you feel that way too?

It’s just too hot to steam up the kitchen with a canner, isn’t it?

And another issue is that this summer heat also gives my garden one last big push to finish up and create a bountiful harvest.

In other words, I’m sitting here sweating while looking at a bumper crop of food that needs canning!

Sigh…

So this week, I have tomatoes and cucumbers galore but I am putting them up WITHOUT canning.

I wrote about what to do with a bumper crop of tomatoes in a post last week. And today, I wanted to give you another COOL preservation option – but for any delicious cucumbers you might have.

The answer to our problem is…a Refrigerator Pickle!

If you would rather LISTEN to this info, head over to this week’s podcast episode.

Otherwise, keep reading while I give you the same tips below that I spoke about in the podcast.

Enjoy!

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