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Dill Pickles, take two!

Aktualisiert: 22. Apr.

There is another way of making dill pickles, which is quite popular.

It is by using a vinegar as a preserving agent and heat to seal the jars.

Those type of pickles you can normally find on a supermarket shelf. Some of them can be quite tasty, but the taste is all you actually get from this product.

Those cucumbers are preserved and not fermented, so they are actually dead.

Another problem with them is that most of them have added preservatives. The vinegar that is used in this process is a common white vinegar, which in some countries (like the US) is derived from GMO corn.

To recreate that familiar vinegary flavor and to enjoy those cucumbers as a live product (meaning - loaded with probiotic bacteria, enzymes & live organic acids), we have changed and optimized the standard recipe.

So we start we the freshest pickling cucumbers we can find.

We slice them and mix them with sliced onions, garlic, dill and& yellow mustard seeds.

Next, comes the turmeric.

And finally a cold brine.

But the brine consists of a mixture made of live Kombucha vinegar, a bit of Apple Cider Vinegar (because the Kombucha vinegar does not provide the strong enough "bite"), filtered and revitalized water and obviously some unrefined sea salt.

And again, the devil being in the details, it is the right proportions of those that either make it, or break it.

Next we put them into glass jars and we let them stay in room temperature for a couple of weeks. So, a bit longer than our salt dill pickles.

While they sit in jars two processes happen at the same time - pickling and fermentation.

Kombucha Vinegar has tannins (from tea) and those tannins help those cucumbers stay crisp for a long time.

When they are done, they go into fridge, but the fermentation and pickling processes continue still inside the fridge, but at a slower rate.

After two months they look like this:

Those "live" pickles are great as sides to dinners with potatoes as well as for sandwiches.

But no matter how you use them, they are a lot healthier than the ones you buy in stores.

Just keep in mind that these we only have for couple of months, so don't miss out on them!

Ingredients: Cucumbers, Kombucha Vinegar, Filtered & Revitalized Water, Kombucha Vinegar, Unrefined Sea Salt, Turmeric, Onion, Mustard Seeds, Dill

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