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  Counter Pickles

         Pickling Vegetables

These pickles are so easy to make, you can watch them transform on your counter.

1/2-cup, kosher salt or pickling salt.
*( Stay away from salt that has iodine in it if you can.)

1 cup boiling water

2 pounds fresh vegetables, like cauliflower, green and yellow zucchini, carrots, celery , onions , and green tomatoes.

5 cloves or more garlic, peeled and smashed

1 large bunch dill, fresh and with flowers
OR 2 tablespoons dried dill and 1 teaspoon dill seeds,
and/ OR a tablespoon of coriander seeds

1. In a large bowl, combine the salt and boiling water; stir to dissolve the salt. Add a handful of ice cubes to cool down the mixture,
Cut the vegetables into similar shaped chunks and slices.
Snip the dill flowers off the stems with a scissors.

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