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I’m Mad

Few things make me angry, but don’t waste my money and don’t waste my time. Combine the two together and you’ll make me really mad.

Well, the pickle recipe that I tried 2 weeks ago managed to do just that.

I followed the recipe exactly. I made 6 pint jars and 2 half pint jars of pickles with the recipe. And this is what I had to do with them.

I had to drain all the jars out and throw the pickles away.

They were so incredibly, unbelievably salty they were inedible. First poor Evan tried them. He screwed up his face and bravely said “They’re a little salty, mom.” I took a bite and I literally couldn’t even swallow it. Jim tried them the next day and had the same reaction I did.

Into the garbage they all went.

Pounds of pickling cucumbers, lots of spices, and hours of my time, all right into the garbage.

Now if this had been my first attempt at canning I might chalk it up to inexperience, but I’ve been canning since I was in my 20’s.

Anyway, I just thought I’d share my frustration with you all. Thankfully I canned another batch with a different recipe the next week. Hopefully I’ll have better results.

Oh, and in case you were wondering, it was the Refrigerator Dill recipe out of this book.

It has great reviews at Amazon, so maybe it’s just me.


  1. I wish the “sour faces” would have accompanied this post…

  2. I, too, would be furious. How disappointing!! Hope the next batch is phenomenal.:)

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