I cut up the cucumbers and tossed them with salt, then set them aside while I set up everything else. I cut up one brown onion thinly, and a red pepper into spears, but not as thin as the onion.
Then, I mixed up the spices
For spices I added:
- mustard seeds,
- celery seeds
- ground cinnamon
- ground coriander
- 3 cloves per jar
- ground allspice.
I added turmeric at the end because I forgot to add it in the spice mixture.
I washed the jars in hot water and then rinsed the cucumbers in cold water a couple of times to get off the salt and tossed the juices that came out. I put the spices in the jars and layered the cucumbers with the onions and peppers in about 3 layers.
I boiled a mix of apple cider vinegar and white vinegar, roughly 1.5:1 (had to make a second batch, which is why I ended up with too much) and as much brown sugar as vinegars - so for every cup of vinegar it was a cup of sugar.
I poured the vinegar solutions over the veg in the jars, and capped the jars. I'm allowing them to cool in these photos.
I'm not sealing these - they are going straight into the fridge.
Yes, that's my messy kitchen in the background. I tore it apart looking for my spices. It will be cleaned up in a few minutes, but I wanted you to know you can do this yourself, and it only takes a few minutes.