Pickled Cucumbers | The Very Best Recipe

A few weeks ago I popped in to my local shop to get food for supper. There was a woman in the store, pushing a baby pram, answering a lot of questions from one little girl, while trying to keep the two other girls with her while she shopped. I really admired her patience with all the questions, and because the girls were all over the show. She and I got talking after I overheard her saying she was on her way to fetch her son from school. I could not help but ask her how many kids she had! 4 with her and at least one at school meant 5 kids, and that’s a handful. Turns out that only 2 of the girls were hers, and the other little girl was her god daughter. The baby was a child she was fostering. She and her husband take on orphaned and abandoned children until they are adopted. She had the tiniest 9 week old baby with her who was being placed with her forever parents the following week. I asked her if her heart broke a little each time she said goodbye to a baby and she told me no matter how hard it was, the nurturing of these children gave her far much more. And I really admire her, and am in awe of how adaptable her children must be to this flux in their lives. Change is not something I go out and look for. But, I had to adapt my pickled cucumber recipe as a set of circumstances arose which necessitated this. I must say, I am quite glad, as the new recipe is so much better than the old one, and these are the crunchiest pickled cucumbers I have ever made.

Pickled Cucumbers
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Pickled Cucumbers

These are the crunchiest pickled cucumbers ever!
Recipe Category: Pickles
All Rights Reserved: an original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 250 mls water
  • 90 mls vinegar
  • 10 g salt
  • 5 black peppercorns
  • 4 all spice berries
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 10 mls dill seeds
  • 10 mls mustard seeds
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 5 Mediterranean cucumbers


  • Place all of the ingredients excluding the cucumbers into a sauce pan
  • Bring to the boil and set aside to cool
  • Place the cucumbers into a sterilized glass bottle
  • Top with the pickling liquid
  • Leave for a week to pickle


These will keep in the fridge for as long as you can resist eating them.

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