As a child, I always enjoyed store bought pickles. One year my dad taught my siblings and I how to grow fruits and vegetables in our backyard. I can remember the first time he made pickles at home, using the cucumbers from the garden. Wow, everyone was amazed at how totally awesome these homemade pickles tasted. The only problem us kids had was waiting for the pickles to become ready to eat.
You see, it took about two weeks until we could enjoy the pickles. He had to let them ferment at the top of our hallway closet. It was torture!!! Well, even though I am much older now, I still have not lost my taste for pickles. I was tired of buying pickles from the store that had unnecessary ingredients and additives to keep the pickles safe for consumption for a long period of time. So I tweaked my dad’s recipe and came up with my own. My recipe allows you to enjoy the pickles in about 2-3 hours. I still owe my dad major thanks for showing me how to make pickles at home.