What is the difference between a slicing cucumber and a pickling cucumber?

Posted by Boston Organics on Feb 17, 2021 11:40:00 AM

Turns out there are a few different varieties of cucumbers, but the two most common are slicing and pickling. It also turns out that there's some confusion about what constitutes a slicing pickle.

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Topics: Recipes, Beneath The Peel / Digging Deeper, Home Cooking Kitchen Tips, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, pickles, fermentation, cucumbers

Plentiful Pickles

Posted by Boston Organics on Jul 10, 2020 10:31:32 AM

What's the big dill about pickles? Pickling is one of the oldest ways to preserve food. The most common pickled food is cucumbers. You can submerge any fruit or vegetable into a brine, and let that slow and controlled fermentation process do its magic! Check out some of the best pickle recipes.

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Topics: Recipes, Beneath The Peel / Digging Deeper, Organic Cucumbers, Original Boston Organics Blog, pickles

Freeze, Pickle, Can! Saving the Summer Bounty

Posted by Boston Organics on Sep 12, 2018 3:06:19 PM

Summer may be almost over which means soon our summer favorites like fresh tomatoes, summer squash, eggplant, peppers and more will give way to the fall classics like carrots, radishes, winter squash and lots of hardy greens. But that doesn't mean we have to say goodbye to summer flavors. Check out our tips for freezing, quick pickling and canning to help savor the taste of summer for months to come!

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Topics: Eat Local, Home Cooking Kitchen Tips, Local Season, New England Winter Cooking, pickles, Storage Tips, Freezing, Cooking, Canning

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