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    Post #1 - August 4th, 2004, 12:45 pm
    Post #1 - August 4th, 2004, 12:45 pm Post #1 - August 4th, 2004, 12:45 pm
    Every one has had a bumper crop of cucumbers this year. People are giving them away. We have made our standard bread and butter and dill's for the year. Does any one have a favorite recipe for useing these things up? I'm just about ready to get the potatoe cannon out and shoot them back into the field. :wink:
    Chris L.
  • Post #2 - August 4th, 2004, 1:39 pm
    Post #2 - August 4th, 2004, 1:39 pm Post #2 - August 4th, 2004, 1:39 pm
    I have used the recipe for spicy dill pickles from one of Alfred Portale's book. If you pm me your e-mail address, I can send you a pdf of it.
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  • Post #3 - August 4th, 2004, 2:22 pm
    Post #3 - August 4th, 2004, 2:22 pm Post #3 - August 4th, 2004, 2:22 pm
    Hi,

    Check out the National Center for Food Preservation for research based canning information:

    http://www.uga.edu/nchfp/
    Cathy2

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  • Post #4 - June 20th, 2018, 3:44 pm
    Post #4 - June 20th, 2018, 3:44 pm Post #4 - June 20th, 2018, 3:44 pm
    Ten Ways to Use Leftover Pickle Juice
    Cathy2

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  • Post #5 - June 20th, 2018, 4:50 pm
    Post #5 - June 20th, 2018, 4:50 pm Post #5 - June 20th, 2018, 4:50 pm
    love these uses, love summer pickles. my main juice use these days is homemade Bloody Marys. lots of pickle juice, worchesthire, horseradish, lemon, and tons of celery in the food processor.
  • Post #6 - June 20th, 2018, 5:13 pm
    Post #6 - June 20th, 2018, 5:13 pm Post #6 - June 20th, 2018, 5:13 pm
    I never thought of cleaning a stove top with pickle juice.

    Long before I ever made my own pickles, I would slice fresh cucumbers into leftover juice for another round of tastiness.

    I have kept leftover dill pickle juice for making Polish pickle soup. I love the stuff, but my primary Polish influencer Mom2 dislikes it intensely.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
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  • Post #7 - June 21st, 2018, 9:30 am
    Post #7 - June 21st, 2018, 9:30 am Post #7 - June 21st, 2018, 9:30 am
    The article mentions thinning mayo with pickle juice for potato salad. My mom used to pour a little pickle juice (as you would vinegar) on warmed sliced potatoes before adding the other ingredients to potato salad, including mayo. As a child, I thought her saving and using pickle juice one of the weirder things she did in the kitchen.
  • Post #8 - June 21st, 2018, 9:58 am
    Post #8 - June 21st, 2018, 9:58 am Post #8 - June 21st, 2018, 9:58 am
    EvA wrote:The article mentions thinning mayo with pickle juice for potato salad. My mom used to pour a little pickle juice (as you would vinegar) on warmed sliced potatoes before adding the other ingredients to potato salad, including mayo. As a child, I thought her saving and using pickle juice one of the weirder things she did in the kitchen.

    I usually make a vinaigrette for the warm potatoes to soak up while I prepare everything else for the potato salad. I use just enough mayo to bind.

    I am going to try pickle juice sometime soon. Thanks for the tip!

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

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  • Post #9 - June 21st, 2018, 10:23 am
    Post #9 - June 21st, 2018, 10:23 am Post #9 - June 21st, 2018, 10:23 am
    Cathy, what else goes in Polish pickle soup?
  • Post #10 - June 21st, 2018, 10:33 am
    Post #10 - June 21st, 2018, 10:33 am Post #10 - June 21st, 2018, 10:33 am
    Hi,

    Binko outlined his variant here.

    I cannot find the recipe I last used, though from pictures and ingredients it was close to this.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

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  • Post #11 - June 21st, 2018, 2:21 pm
    Post #11 - June 21st, 2018, 2:21 pm Post #11 - June 21st, 2018, 2:21 pm
    As long as we're talking about Mother's pickle juice use: My mother put dill pickle juice in her spaghetti sauce. Too make it "bright".
  • Post #12 - June 21st, 2018, 2:22 pm
    Post #12 - June 21st, 2018, 2:22 pm Post #12 - June 21st, 2018, 2:22 pm
    wesuilmo wrote:As long as we're talking about Mother's pickle juice use: My mother put dill pickle juice in her spaghetti sauce. Too make it "bright".

    Did you like it? Do you follow her footsteps?
    Cathy2

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  • Post #13 - June 22nd, 2018, 11:10 am
    Post #13 - June 22nd, 2018, 11:10 am Post #13 - June 22nd, 2018, 11:10 am
    not apropos of much, but I had a severe leg cramp at 2 a.m. and I'd heard that pickle juice helps. I drank a small amount of juice and ate 3 pickles and it did the trick.
  • Post #14 - June 22nd, 2018, 1:43 pm
    Post #14 - June 22nd, 2018, 1:43 pm Post #14 - June 22nd, 2018, 1:43 pm
    knitgirl wrote:not apropos of much, but I had a severe leg cramp at 2 a.m. and I'd heard that pickle juice helps. I drank a small amount of juice and ate 3 pickles and it did the trick.


    I had heard that too - here's more:
    https://www.healthline.com/health/pickl ... for-cramps
    Leek

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  • Post #15 - June 22nd, 2018, 4:08 pm
    Post #15 - June 22nd, 2018, 4:08 pm Post #15 - June 22nd, 2018, 4:08 pm
    leek wrote:
    knitgirl wrote:not apropos of much, but I had a severe leg cramp at 2 a.m. and I'd heard that pickle juice helps. I drank a small amount of juice and ate 3 pickles and it did the trick.


    I had heard that too - here's more:
    https://www.healthline.com/health/pickl ... for-cramps


    Thanks for posting that. Interesting, especially this part "This reflex shuts down the misfiring of neurons in muscle all over the body, and “turns off” the cramping feeling. It’s thought that it’s specifically the vinegar content in pickle juice that does this."

    Prior to the leg cramp, both legs felt like they were sort of pulsing which maybe could be attributed to the misfiring of neurons (?). At any rate, I definitely felt a lot better. Normally when I have the cramps they take much longer to resolve.
  • Post #16 - June 26th, 2018, 4:34 pm
    Post #16 - June 26th, 2018, 4:34 pm Post #16 - June 26th, 2018, 4:34 pm
    SonicLTH1.jpg Pickle juice slushy at Sonic Drive-In, surprisingly pickley. A gimmick for sure, but tasty.
    SonicLTH2.jpg Pickle juice slushy, Sonic Drive-In


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  • Post #17 - June 27th, 2018, 10:42 am
    Post #17 - June 27th, 2018, 10:42 am Post #17 - June 27th, 2018, 10:42 am
    Using pickle juice to alleviate leg cramps is an old Jewish tradition. My mistake was in rubbing it on my legs, instead of drinking it.

    It didn’t work and the bedsheets had to be thrown away.
  • Post #18 - June 29th, 2018, 7:56 am
    Post #18 - June 29th, 2018, 7:56 am Post #18 - June 29th, 2018, 7:56 am
    Done Hiding Their Shameful Secret, Pickle-Juice Drinkers Go Public

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/done-hidin ... 1530202821
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  • Post #19 - July 1st, 2018, 10:17 am
    Post #19 - July 1st, 2018, 10:17 am Post #19 - July 1st, 2018, 10:17 am
    Hi,

    Last night, I ordered a small pickle slushy at Sonic in Cicero. Before I even grasped the cup, "If you don't like it, my manager advised I can give you another flavor slushy."

    I like the pickle slushy a lot. It is not just straight pickle juice, it is softened with a light sweetness.

    Thanks for highlighting this interesting beverage.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

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  • Post #20 - July 6th, 2018, 3:10 pm
    Post #20 - July 6th, 2018, 3:10 pm Post #20 - July 6th, 2018, 3:10 pm
    jimd wrote:Using pickle juice to alleviate leg cramps is an old Jewish tradition. My mistake was in rubbing it on my legs, instead of drinking it.

    It's also heard of in the running community. My wife likes it after long runs. I'll drink it if she hands it to me. (After a long run I'll drink just about anything anyone hands me. ;) )
    It's supposed to be due to the effect that the astringency the vinegar has via the nervous system.
    We have an empty jar of Claussen garlic dills in the refrigerator. (Empty in that there are no more pickles.)
  • Post #21 - July 6th, 2018, 3:33 pm
    Post #21 - July 6th, 2018, 3:33 pm Post #21 - July 6th, 2018, 3:33 pm
    HankB wrote:
    jimd wrote:Using pickle juice to alleviate leg cramps is an old Jewish tradition. My mistake was in rubbing it on my legs, instead of drinking it.

    It's also heard of in the running community. My wife likes it after long runs. I'll drink it if she hands it to me. (After a long run I'll drink just about anything anyone hands me. ;) )
    It's supposed to be due to the effect that the astringency the vinegar has via the nervous system.


    There's next to no actual benefit gained from drinking pickle juice (or vinegar). Magnesium and potassium will cure your runner ills. Pickle juice is just a puckery placebo.
  • Post #22 - July 6th, 2018, 5:53 pm
    Post #22 - July 6th, 2018, 5:53 pm Post #22 - July 6th, 2018, 5:53 pm
    spinynorman99 wrote:There's next to no actual benefit gained from drinking pickle juice (or vinegar). Magnesium and potassium will cure your runner ills. Pickle juice is just a puckery placebo.


    And I say again - https://www.healthline.com/health/pickl ... for-cramps
    Leek

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  • Post #23 - July 6th, 2018, 10:18 pm
    Post #23 - July 6th, 2018, 10:18 pm Post #23 - July 6th, 2018, 10:18 pm
    I saw pickle juice -- just the juice, no pickles in it -- in Jewel today for the first time. It was next to the bottle lemon and lime juices.
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  • Post #24 - July 7th, 2018, 9:41 am
    Post #24 - July 7th, 2018, 9:41 am Post #24 - July 7th, 2018, 9:41 am
    Cathy2 wrote:Hi,

    Binko outlined his variant here.

    I cannot find the recipe I last used, though from pictures and ingredients it was close to this.

    Regards,
    Cathy2


    Oh, I should have also mentioned in the other thread that you can do it with rice instead of potatoes if you want. Or at least my mom more-often-than-not served it with rice as the starch, though I usually make it with potatoes.

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