One of the oldest forms of preserving food and, as it turns out, a fun one as well. I have friends in Arizona with their own garden and they began pickling back in March to keep their cucumbers and garlic. A co-worker of mine in NYC just pickled her own cucumbers. I had a few foodie projects that required mason jars, so I thought, “what the hell,” let make a run at it.

Pickling is an incredibly easy process! The most complicated part is deciding what flavor your want. Don’t get distracted by the pickled items you buy in the grocery store. You can literally make it any flavor you want and you can pickle just about anything! I followed the basic recipe on this site for Dill Pickles an Jalapenos, but used my own spices.

Check out the images below and click the (i) button to see the descriptions – there are interesting costs you may want to know!