Did you buy an extra cucumber this week - get extra in your CSA bag- or have a surplus in your garden? Here is an easy recipe for refrigerator pickles with no canning involved - and ready in two days.
I large cucumber - or two smallish
3/4 cups white vinegar(Rice wine vinegar works great too)
3 tablespoons sugar(can use agave syrup or stevia)
1 tsp spice of your choice - garlic, fresh dill, horseradish, celery seeds, red pepper, jalapeno, etc. Mix and match as you please.
Instructions - Mix together vinegar, sugar, salt/pepper and cook until sugar dissolves - won't take long - use stove or microwave. Add spice(s). Set aside.
Slice the cucumber(s) very thin(or use food processor). Put slices in a ball jar or covered vessel of choice. Pour the liquid over the top - put lid on tightly and shake. No need to cover all the cucumbers - as it sits the liquid from the cucumbers will expel and it will be covered with the liquid. Store in fridge. Shake/swish every so often the next two days - and that's it . They are ready to eat in just two days but will last in fridge for a month!