The trouble with simple living is that, though it can be joyful, rich, and creative, it isn't simple. ~Doris Janzen Longacre

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Rhonda's Bread and Butter Cucumbers.

Can't let these lovely cucumbers go to waste so I remembered seeing a recipe for Bread and Butter Cucumbers over a Rhonda's blog "Down To Earth" They so easy to make I promise you. So pleased with the results.

5 medium cucumbers cut into 5 mm slices

350g onions, sliced very thinly

green capsicum and red chilli are optional

50g salt

350 ml cider or white wine winegar vinegar

350g sugar

2 level tablespoons mustard seed

2 level tablespoons celery seed
½ level teaspoon turmeric
¼ level teaspoon cayenne pepper

Slice the cucumbers, onions, capsicums and chilli and place in a bowl, and salt and let stand for 3 hours. Drain, rinse under the cold tap and drain thoroughly. Bring the remaining ingredients to the boil in a stainless steel saucepan and then add the vegetables. Reduce the heat, bring just to the simmer and cook 2 minutes. Pour hot into sterilized jars, making sure the liquid covers the cucumbers and seal.

And here is the finished product. Three jars of cucumber pickles for the fridge.


  1. I use the Blue Ball Book recipe,which is about the same,with the exception of the chili powder. We have several jars left from the summer...we had over 20 pounds of cucumbers!!! Enjoy!

  2. I think we may be getting lots of cucumbers this year...and courgettes...and courgettes...did I mention courgettes? :D

  3. Oh, yum! They look wonderful! Thanks for the recipe.

  4. Down hre in Melbourne I have just planted my cucumbers...but I will be sure to remember this recipe for later in the season. Yum!

  5. They look so colorful!!