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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Sunny Window Dill Pickles and home again..


Good Evening everyone.. 

I am finally back here.. 
So sorry that I have been away for a bit and I have many excuses but let's just say that I am glad to be here again and hope all has been going well with you all.. 

We enjoyed our last few days at the cottage ... 

The Bay of Fundy was at it's finest the last weekend.. 

The yard sale went very well and I think that perhaps one more next year will clean the most of it out.. 

Then on Monday we returned home.. 
How sweet it is to be back even though I do not enjoy the thought of Summer coming to an end.. 

The weather here is still lovely and I have enjoyed a night or two under the stars for awhile.. 
The wind comes up and out I go and cuddle up under a cozy comforter and enjoy the wind blowing in my face for a couple of hours.. 
Then awhile later I crawl into our water bed and finish a lovely night's sleep after all that fresh air.. smile.. 

Anyway... 
The apples are red on the trees and the leaves are changing a bit.. 

The house is slowly coming to rights.. 
There is just soooo much stuff to put away.. 
Baskets of clothes, groceries, and so much more.. 
But there are other things to do, too.. 

We spent a day at the farm just mowing the lawn and catching up... 
The fall colors are setting in here, too.. 

We had a meal and enjoyed our time there.. 

We went out for another day for Terry to cut up a bit of wood and I took along some veggies to make up a couple of recipes.. 

One thing I try to make each season is Sunny Window Dill Pickles.. 



I made them there and then brought them along home to place on my sunny kitchen window... 

Here is the recipe for you.. 
SUNNY WINDOW DILL PICKLES.. 
2 1/2 qts of very fresh pickling cucumber
3 T. dill seed
3 bay leaves 
3 cloves of garlic, sliced 
dill flower heads
pinch of chili flakes, opt.. 

2 cups of water
4 cups of white wine vinegar
1/2 cup of coarse salt

Sterilize a large bottle.. 
Slice washed cucumbers into medium thick slices..
Put water, vinegar and coarse salt in a sauce pan and bring to a boil.. 
Layer the herbs and garlic between cucumber slices until the jar is full.. 
Cover with brine and seal well.. 
Place in a sunny window for a couple of weeks.. 

I hope you enjoy this recipe .. 
I noticed that there are still nice little cucumbers in the markets and this is a very simple recipe .

This is a very short post and hopefully I will get back to you soon.. 

Our internet was down for a few days and then we took a couple of day trips, yada yada yada ...  grin.. 

We are going to the cottage for a couple of days this weekend, Lord willing.. 
It takes a few times to get everything back here and close the cottage up.. 

Thanks for visiting and for your sweet comments.. 
Take care dear hearts.. 
God bless..  

Linked to..JES

and to ..STEPHANIE..


14 comments:

  1. What a neat pickle recipe! Thank you for sharing with us and I am glad you have enjoyed your summer :)

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  2. Hello Dear Faye,
    It has been so much fun to read and see all your summer time fun. I love your creativity with your photos.
    Thank you for the recipe. Yum!
    Carla

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  3. Hello dear Heart...........It had been so long...seems like. Very busy this summer. Our small barn had to be raised and leveled out. Jim did it all by himself. Then Our poolgot a leak a few weekas ago and we had to have a new liner put in it. One thing right after another. We did spend some time at the lake with our kids and their families. That was my joy of the summer. We had so much fun. We laughed so hard. Of course, it was such a joy to see our year old grandson. He loves his Grandma and Papa!!! Our garden got rained out in June and july but right now it
    is producing like crazy. Jim supplies the kids and my sister with so many veggies. Makes a person feel so good to do that. Your summer at the sea sounds so woncerful and the pictures have been marvelous all summer. You get some mighty big waves there but then a calmness that is so beautiful. I am glad you were able to see family members while you were there. All your pickles look sooooo good. We love pickles and have them with certain meals but I no longer make them. Have to buy them. I so enjoyed your tip to PEI. It was like I was there all over again but with you I got to see more.

    Hope and pray you both have a wonderful fall. Put a fall wreath on my front door this morning...now to go get some pumpkins!!

    Be good and God bless...
    L..
    S...

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  4. So lovely to see you back Faye. These little pickles sound Summer perfect to me. It's Spring where I live, so I can see these being a popular warm weather grown up treat. Thankyou. Love, Mimi xxx

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  5. Sounds like a great pickle, I will certainly be giving it a try.

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  6. I love the photo of your farm soo lovely looking , I can imagine cows , horses and a donkey or two in the fields . Lovely photos . Glad your back at home and all is well . Thanks for sharing , Have a good week !

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  7. As I type this there is a loaf of your homemade bread recipe rising in my kitchen! I tried your zuchinni pie and it's fabulous!
    I'm glad your back home safe and sound. The farm picture is so beautiful! I am an artist and I just might do a painting of it....if you don't mind, that is.
    Take care and thank you so much again for posting my blog to your side bar. Primitivepattipunchneedle.com

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  8. Wonderful to catch up with you again Faye! I don't really like saying farewell to summer but time surely is fleeting! Beautiful images of the countryside and God's bounty on your table too!
    blessings to you!

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  9. Yes, summer is coming to an end. So glad you had a good one. I just may try that pickle recipe. Thank you for sharing.

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  10. I havent' made pickles in years. If I can find some pickling cukes I'm going to try these... thanks for sharing!

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  11. I am greatful the recipe!! But I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy all the wonderful picture that you put with you on your posts!! Just beautiful!!! God Bless
    Kelly

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  12. Hi sweet friend! Yum! What a delicious recipe! Thank you for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. It's always a joy to have you there. Wishing you a beautiful and blessed week. Much love!

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  13. Another lovely post, I love to see the farm.
    Thank you for the recipe, we don't do things like that in England do I am going to give it a try.
    Fondly Michelle

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