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Because why not? It’s a great quarantine activity, only takes 24 hours, and at the end, you have the most delicious pickles you have tasted in your life.

Seriously! They’re that good–and very simple!

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First of all, these are the ingredients I used:

  • Small cucumbers, quartered
  • Pickling salt–2 heaping tablespoons
  • Pickling spices (I just bought a package of them already mixed. Easier than trying to recreate it.)–2 heaping tablespoons
  • Hot pepper flakes–just a pinch
  • White sugar–1 teaspoon
  • 5 or 6 garlic cloves smashed
  • Lemon juice–1 cup
  • Water–1 cup


So first of all, I put everything into a small pot, stirred it up, and put it on the heat. Once it started to boil, I took it off the heat and let it cool down. This is the brine.



Then I put the brine over the quartered cucumbers, sealed it in a Tupperware container and stuck it in the fridge for 24 hours.

And here they are finished! DELICIOUS! Tasty, garlicky, and just so good.

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So this is what I’m up to, getting back to some simpler cooking, and writing the books you love. 🙂

Don’t forget my new Amish release!


Coming to physical stores May 19, 2020, and to e-shops June 2020!

3.295427.512.9781335488183They need her help. She needs them

An Amish bachelor. A motherless child.

Can she turn them into a real family?

Schoolteacher Patience Flaud longs for a family of her own—but knows it can never happen. At least she can help Amish bachelor Thomas Wiebe with his small Englisher daughter. As she settles the child into Amish life, Patience begins falling for the bewildered new father and his heartbroken little girl. But is love enough to make them a permanent family?


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