Homemade Pickles

Have you ever had a homemade pickle? The tangy flavor, the cool crunch, it's so much better than the preservative laden stuff you can find at the store. And making your own pickles is actually surprisingly easy! This recipe is spicy and sweet and the perfect treat. 

3 pounds cucumbers
1/2 cup pickling salt
6 cups water
2 cups sliced onions
3 cups vinegar
3 1/2 cups sugar
2 tablespoons mustard seeds
4 cloves
10 tablespoons garlic, minced
24 dried cayenne peppers
1/2 tsp lavender salt 

Directions, place cucumbers, salt, water, and onions together and soak for 2 hours. Drain and set aside. Combine other ingredients and bring to boil. Once boiled, add back your cucumbers and onions. Bottle and age for 3 weeks before eating. 

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