Oh, Pickle!!

@GardenGerty (100427)
United States
June 2, 2016 1:07pm CST
I like dill pickles and other salty pickles a lot. I save the juice/brine off my pickles and boil it and pour it over assorted vegetables, including cucumber slices. We have been thinning the onions at the garden. I had a bunch of small ones and put them in a container. I just poured hot pickle juice over them, and I will keep them in the refrigerator. I guess you could say it is another frugal thing to do.
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@zarlamain (25053)
• United States
2 Jun 16
Very nice treat. Way to go!
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@GardenGerty (100427)
• United States
3 Jun 16
It is one more way to be frugal.
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@zarlamain (25053)
• United States
3 Jun 16
@GardenGerty Very smart!
@celticeagle (118607)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Jun 16
Yes, it is. My gram used to make relish with onions. So good. Had cloves and stuff in it. Yum!
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@GardenGerty (100427)
• United States
3 Jun 16
Sounds like hers may have been a sweet relish.
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@celticeagle (118607)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Jun 16
@GardenGerty ....Yes, it was. And so tasty.
@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
3 Jun 16
oh over cucumber slices, what a good idea
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@GardenGerty (100427)
• United States
3 Jun 16
It makes a ready seasoned summer salad.
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@AmbiePam (49532)
• United States
2 Jun 16
I never would have thought of that.
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@GardenGerty (100427)
• United States
2 Jun 16
That is what mylot is for. It helps you learn other things.
@boiboing (12839)
• Northampton, England
2 Jun 16
There's a place in Istanbul where you buy fresh caught fish in bread and the traditional accompaniment is a glass of pickle juice. Nasty stuff.
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@GardenGerty (100427)
• United States
3 Jun 16
I can think of a time or two when I craved it. . . I had gotten sick from being around some bug spray. I think it made my gut feel better providing minerals and probiotics. Normally I would not drink it straight.
@xFiacre (4584)
• Ireland
2 Jun 16
@gardengerty Pickles are a magnificent food.
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@GardenGerty (100427)
• United States
3 Jun 16
Yes, they are. Pretty tasty and usually low calorie.
@marlina (74917)
• Canada
2 Jun 16
I read this tip in a magazine years ago, but never did try it. Maybe I should. Does it tastes like the "real thing"?
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@GardenGerty (100427)
• United States
3 Jun 16
They do not taste like the store processed pickles but they do taste fresh and are very good as a cold side relish.
@Marcyaz (35651)
• United States
2 Jun 16
I like pickle juice when I make potato salad as it gives it a little something extra. Never tried it on vegetables.
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@GardenGerty (100427)
• United States
3 Jun 16
I do that as well. Never throw the pickle juice away.
@miniam (9236)
• Bern, Switzerland
2 Jun 16
Like you, i love pickles but i usually buy.
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@GardenGerty (100427)
• United States
3 Jun 16
I had saved the brine off the ones I bought.
@noni1959 (3453)
• United States
7 Jun 16
I've used it cold to put in eggs, veggies, potato salad, deviled eggs, etc but never tried it hot. Does it penetrate better?
@Hatley (164638)
• Garden Grove, California
3 Jun 16
v ery frugal and really tasty too I uised to do that with fresh cucmbers put pickle juice on them reall good.