|2" in diameter and smaller. Little ones I left whole.|
Normal pickles are made with vinegar. Spectacular pickles are fermented! That was the key I had missed.
|Three heads of garlic for this recipe: Wild Fermentation by|
|Grape or oak leaves for crispness|
The day they were terrifically finished, I put them in jars for the fridge and to give away. That was the day of complaints! Bad smells, I was told, really bad smells, like dog farts. And we had house guests arriving in two hours. Not acceptable, I was told. Hooray! These pickles are stinkin' good! Airing the house is one of the things I get to do today. Small price to pay.
|A two-gallon crock and dried dill weed.|