This is the Cucumber Pickle I make for the gentleman next door. He is so kind to me blowing my driveways and porches etc...It's my small way of saying "Thank You"...Back in the summer when I gave him a box of pint jars filled with these pickles he was over joyed. The other day he confessed "He's out" ...Next year I will have to make him a closet full. I am happy to have found something I can truly enjoy giving him that he can't buy...
Day 1: Simply soak cucumber slices in lime water for the 24 hours.
Day 2: Drain Cucumber slices and rinse thoroughly and cover with fresh water, soak 3 hours longer. Drain well as you mix the following soaking solution.
Mix the salt, cloves,sugar, white vinegar,celery seed and pickling spice together. Pour over cucumber slices in a non aluminum crock; soak over night making sure the solution covers the cucumber slices.
Day 3: Place the container of cucumber slices and solution on medium heat bring to a gentle boil and boil 40 minutes. May need to turn burner down a little.
Pack in clean, sterilized glass pint jars and seal using new lids. When pickles have cooled to room temperature...Any not sealed..refrigerate.