So this weeks TNT is a little different for me in that it has nothing to do with quilting. It did however, keep me from spending as much time quilting :) So here's what I tried new :)
I do not have a green thumb. In fact, I would say it is much more of a brown thumb. And normally our little garden produces so little that we can eat it right as we pick it. But . . . for some reason, this year, I have cucumbers coming out of my ears!! So, since we can't eat 20 cucumbers in a week, I decided to try my hand at making pickles.
I found this recipe at Crazy Mom Quilts and thought it sounded easy enough. But, when I got to the store I found that they were out of mustard seed, and didn't have red pepper flakes or canning salt. So I decided to improvise. Instead of canning salt I used regular salt and instead of the spices listed I just used Pickling Spice. (It said on the label that it worked for pickles).
So after 24 hours of refrigeration we have pickles!!! They are crispy, green and look delicious. However . . . when you bite into them they are spicy!! Seriously, these pickles bite back. I think I should have stuck to the exact recipe and left out the pickling spice, or not used so much of it.
But I am not to worried. I have already found at least 15 little cucumbers that should be ready in a few days. I will be trying again soon, and this time I will find a store that carries the remaining ingredients I need and follow the recipe :) And since this is all gardenish I am linking up to Debbies Herbal Table :)
So what have you been trying new this week??? Link on up :)