omgosh, my house smells like a pickle factory.

@ANTIQUELADY (36494)
United States
July 16, 2009 2:09pm CST
a FRIEND OF MONE, GOD LOVE HER ASK ME IF I WANTED SOME CUCUMBERS. Ofcourse i said yes. I thought she meant just to have some to eat. Monday here she came w/a garbage bag full of cucumbers & zuchinni squash. SOOOOOOOOOO tues. i made pickles , two different kinds. I ended up w/24 jars of pickles. The vinegar smell was so strong it even caused my dog to start snezzing & i could hardly get my breath. It really was quite funny to see the both of us.How many of u mylotters have ever made pickles?
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@cynthiann (18679)
• Jamaica
17 Jul 09
24 jars of pickles! That hsould lasst you a year. That is wonderful. I have never mad pickles but I do love them so. You have inspired me to go online nad check out how to do it. I used to make my own ketchup on the farm and that was so easy. Blessings
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@ANTIQUELADY (36494)
• United States
17 Jul 09
I would never eat that many pickles in a year. I will share them that's what i always do w/the things i can. I LOVE HOMEMADE KETCHUP, my grandmother always made it. yum!!!I'd be glad to give u the recipes.
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@cynthiann (18679)
• Jamaica
17 Jul 09
I would be very happy to receive the recipe as the cucumber crop is coming in about now. Many thanks. It is so good of you to share them with everyone.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36494)
• United States
18 Jul 09
I will pm it to you.
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@JenInTN (27571)
• United States
17 Jul 09
I've never made any I do know someone at work that has been on a mission to make some though. I don't know what she's been doing wrong but she says they taste like kerosene when she gets done with them
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@ANTIQUELADY (36494)
• United States
17 Jul 09
I thought about u when i was making them. i thought if jen was here i could teach her how to can. kerosene huh, that's not good. Wonder what kind she was making. That's alot of work for that, poor thing. got your bags packed??
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@JenInTN (27571)
• United States
18 Jul 09
Would love to buzz over! Maybe before summer ends I'll get a chance. Get your camera ready!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36494)
• United States
18 Jul 09
Would love it, jen.
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@tuni902 (483)
• India
17 Jul 09
I used to Help my Mother while she was making Pickles But Now I don't try it in my House because My Son don't like this and Even he is very Sensitive about smell of anything, If he smell anything bad in Home then He will stay out of home Unless and until the Smell goes. Keep Smiling and Happy myLotting...
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@ANTIQUELADY (36494)
• United States
17 Jul 09
Thanks for your response. I'm not fond of bad smells either. have a happy day.
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@roberten (3134)
• United States
17 Jul 09
I use to assist my mother in making her renown pickles; those are fond memories. Look on the bright side, at least you'll save on what you would have spent on pickles this year. You've done your bit for the economy. Give a few jars away and make your contribution even bigger by helping out your fellow man. So wipe away your tears, take the dog out for a walk and share the wealth.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36494)
• United States
17 Jul 09
Thanks for your response. Hope u have a happy weekend.
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@Niah1976 (733)
• Philippines
17 Jul 09
I made pickles when I was in high school it was in home economics subject. I haven't tried to do it at home. I love pickles. 24 jars a lot!!! Can I have some?! Hehehe!!!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36494)
• United States
17 Jul 09
U sure can but u have to come get them. Thanks for your response & i hope u have a great weekend.
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@Chevee (5915)
• United States
17 Jul 09
I have never made pickels. It sound like you and your dog had a busy day. 24 jars of pickles, you have enough to share. Did you have any of the them left over? Your friend seem to of had a good crop to harvest if they were grown in her garden. Isn't it nice when people share.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36494)
• United States
17 Jul 09
We sure did, still trying to recupe, lol. I will share them, sure can't eat that many pickles. It is nice when people share & i like to do that myself. Have a good weekend, Chevee.
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@Shellyann36 (5299)
• United States
17 Jul 09
Oh now that is a very good friend you have there! Yes I have made pickles just recently. I made dill pickles and some bread and butter pickles. They taste good but I have not perfected the crispy pickle yet. Mine are not too soft but I would like for them to be much firmer. It is back to the drawing board for me on that one. Enjoy all of those pickles!
@ANTIQUELADY (36494)
• United States
17 Jul 09
Thanks for your response Shelly. I hope u get crispier pickles. some times it has alot to do w/the cucumber. U can overcook them to. Have a great weekend.
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@ronnyb (6125)
• Jamaica
17 Jul 09
No i have never had pickles ,but it sounds exciting ,how do you make it
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@ANTIQUELADY (36494)
• United States
17 Jul 09
I have done things much more exciting, ronny b. It's really a whle lot of work.I made 2 different kinds. one is a bread & butter pickle made w/cucmbers, onions, green pepper & a little hot pepper, vinrgar, sugar & SPICES. T he other one i MADE FROM ZUCHINNI & YELLOW SQUASH. it has basically the same thing in it. I would share if u were close by.
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• India
17 Jul 09
simple open pickle factory in ur home thn smell will off
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@ANTIQUELADY (36494)
• United States
17 Jul 09
Thanks for your response. Have a good day.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
17 Jul 09
Oh gosh, when I was growing up my gran used to come spend the summers with us and we'd pickle ourselves into a stupor! LOL I don't do it anymore because I'm allergic to vinegar! ROFL
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@ANTIQUELADY (36494)
• United States
17 Jul 09
OMGOSH, U would have keeled over if u had walked in here tues, lol. Glad u didn't.Thanks for your response.
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@GardenGerty (75440)
• Marion, Kansas
17 Jul 09
I have made some pickles. One year I made a really tasty zucchini relish. It had little bits of red bell pepper in it and it looked so pretty. You still get lots of work done, and that is terrific.
@ANTIQUELADY (36494)
• United States
17 Jul 09
I bet your relish was real good. When i do something like making those pickles all day tues. i pay for it the next few days but i love doing things like that. wish it didn't wear me out like it does.
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• United States
17 Jul 09
NO!I hate them.Oh you poor thing.To be gagging on vinegar! I am so sorry for you.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36494)
• United States
17 Jul 09
IT wasn't all that bad. Will be worth it when i want a good pickle which i like very much. THANKS for your response.
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@HelScream (2829)
• Philippines
18 Jul 09
I havent tried making pickle would you teach me how to make one so pickles comes from cucumbers looking forward to make one just like testing it.... give me the instruction my lady how to make one then I will let my mom make it
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@ANTIQUELADY (36494)
• United States
18 Jul 09
I would be glad to send u the recipe for your mom. Does she can things? One recipe will make about 6 fruit jars full of pickles. let me know if you want the recipe. I ALSO HAVE A RECIPE FOR PICKLES TO GO IN THE FREEZER SO WHICH EVER ONE U THINK YOUR MOM HAD RATHER DO, LET ME KNOW. I will have to pm u with the recipe, u can't put recipes on here.
@HelScream (2829)
• Philippines
18 Jul 09
no she does not can things she use jars either one would do thanks n advance Jo and yes I want the recipe...again ty
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@ANTIQUELADY (36494)
• United States
18 Jul 09
U can't do just one, dear. u have to start out w/4 quarts of sliced cucumbers plus other things & they have to be canned in hot sterlized fruit jars. SORRY.
@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
16 Jul 09
I have never made pickles before but I have pickled beets and that was wonderful. I love to eat pickled beets and pickles so I would have loved to do that. You got a whole lot there. I think that they make great gifts too. I make jams from fresh wild strawberries and rhubarb from my backyard. Someone gave me wild plums that I jarred too. I have some zucchini in the garden this year and hope to have a few but I doubt that I would get enough to pickle. I like the sweet mixed pickles that also have cauliflower and onions. Once I pickled eggs which was not as good as I thought they would be. LOL
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@ANTIQUELADY (36494)
• United States
16 Jul 09
AREN'T u smart, good for you. I to love pickled beets. I mix yellow squash & zucchini together because it makes them very pretty. U don't have to have but 8 cups of squash to make one batch of pickles & u can use bigger zuchini or yellow if they get too big to cook. I just chunk them up so it doesn't take too long to get 8 cups. I have always canned things & put things in the freezer. It's really silly of me i guess since i live alone but i enjoy doing it. IT does make nice gifts. tHANKS FOR YOUR RESPONSE .
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@quita88 (3716)
• United States
17 Jul 09
Yeah, put a cute square of colorful cloth on the lid, tie with ribbon, and whaaalaaa ! you have a nice gift,either for Christmas or a shower :)
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@ANTIQUELADY (36494)
• United States
17 Jul 09
HI QUITA, Good idea. THANKLS FOR YOUR RESPONSE, good idea. Have a great weekend.
@pergammano (7737)
• Canada
18 Jul 09
Did you get pickled, too....my dearest cucumber? LOL! My goodness, you are a busy little beaver....and yes, I love pickles. (I guess that's the Swede in me!) While you are at it, dearest lady, I love "Bread 'n Butter"....and "mustard" pickles, so can I put in my order, please? It's been years since I have gotten up the energy that you have....I have become a Food Saver/Freezer person, so that's why I loved your Cole Slaw Recipe! Thank you so kindly! Canning requires a full day's work...and I am just NOT home enough! Heck, my house is so dirty my furniture is going to move out! LOL! You have a sparkling weekend..dear soul..and Cheers!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36494)
• United States
18 Jul 09
U are so cute, i love your beginning. I about did & my dog was so funny snezzing over the vinegar smell. I have a very good recipe for frozen pickles if u would like it. I had already made a batch of them before my friend brought the sack full so needless to say i'm over-pickled. GUESS i'll have to have a pickle party, lol. i did make bread & butter & i will share if u can get to tennessee. the other kind i made are squash pickles made from zuchinni & yellow squash. Have u eaten them? good!I have paid all week for working that hard tues. I love to do things like that & makes me mad as hell that i can't do like i use to. If u want that recipe , let me know.Have a restful weekend, that's an order.
@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
17 Jul 09
I never have made pickles but I bet yours were good. I love sweet pickles! If your house smelled like veinegar, I bet it smelled good. I guess it was a little bit too much, though, wasn't it? I bet you and your dog both were funny! I wish I could have seen youal, lol[em]lol[/em. Kathy.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36494)
• United States
17 Jul 09
COME ON up & i'll give u a pickle sandwich, lol. Thanks for your response. My dog has about recuperated but don't think i have,
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@AmbiePam (40531)
• United States
16 Jul 09
You have my sympathies. I have never tried to make pickles. But recently I was subjected to an overwhelming odor! A couple of days ago I went over to my parent's house. I walked in an I was hit with a horrible aroma of onions! My dog was with me, and he immediately started sneezing. Worse, my dad had had ham the night before, and the place smelled like onions and ham fat. Not just ham, but ham fat. I accidentally touched some liquified ham fat on the stove and almost threw up. I searched for all the candles I could, but then didn't have any way to light them! My mom was gagging on the smell too.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36494)
• United States
17 Jul 09
lol. U couldn't handle the pickle & vinegar smell then. I got bust w/sprays & i have a burner that heats good smelling oil so that helped. IT'S all gone now, back to my sweet smelling self, lol. Thanks for your response.
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@stephcjh (32388)
• United States
16 Jul 09
LOL. I have never tried to actually make my own pickles before. I do not know where to start either. I have some cucumbers also that my mom just gave me. I cut some up and put them in my pickle jar that I had already in the refrigerator.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36494)
• United States
17 Jul 09
U could do it, steph. it's not all that hard but takes a long time. I love cucumbers especially when they are in season here. Thanks for responding.
@marguicha (45770)
• Chile
16 Jul 09
Hi friend, I have, of course!. I do all kinds of stuff like that and then I have to give away some because I overdo it. My liast concoction was a sort of onion and tart apple chtney. It was delicious! What are you going to do with 24 jars of pickles for your own little self? You could start a comercial venture Hug
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@ANTIQUELADY (36494)
• United States
17 Jul 09
i was pretty sure you had, marg. U like to fool around in that kitchen as good as i do. Your chutney sounds interesting. I will give most of them away like i usually do i'm sure. I PROBABLY DON'T EAT A JAR OF PICKLES A YEAR. LOL.
@anniefannie (1743)
• United States
16 Jul 09
i love homemade piclkes i made pickle for years the last two years i made pickled orka i have one nephew thats realy eats them up.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36494)
• United States
17 Jul 09
HI ANNIEFANNIE, I have never made pickled okra because i don't really care for it. U gotta' spoil that sweet nephews of yours.