In my family, the kitchen belongs to the women and we exchange recipes. My sister continues to make these pickled cucumbers that my grandmother made at the summer home by the seaside. Oh, what a delight all these crunchy gherkins are! Use your favourite herbs, you can't go wrong!
My grandmother used to boil the vinegar before putting in jars.
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I didn't know there were still kitchens that belonged to women only. That was in my grandmother's time and I'm 82 - 19 Jan 2014