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Dilly Beans

This is another fantastic recipe from the Successful Pickling book by Edith Adams.


  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 1 head of dill
  • 2 cups cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 2 cups water
  • whole green beans

Pack washed, stemmed whole green beans into hot, sterilized 500ml jars. Add spices to each jar. Heat cider vinegar, water and salt to boiling. Pour over beans. Put on a SNAP lid and screw band – fingertip tight. Makes enough for four pints.

Dilled beans make a great snack, pair well with roast beef, and are great served in a Caesar.

Garlic Dill Pickles

I canned these garlic dill pickles in August 2009

It’s the perfect time of the year to make your own garlic dill pickles! This recipe comes from “Successful Pickling” by Edith Adams, a much-loved institution for nearly three quarters of a century.

Edith Adams was actually a fictional character created by The Sun. Her contributions to kitchens and households across Vancouver were very real. Women gravitated to Edith Adams for cooking advice. Fans collected her “prize” cookbooks produced by The Sun almost every year, from the mid-1930s to 1950.

I received my vintage recipe book on pickling last summer from my grandma. I’ve made several of the recipes in the book and they all turned out amazing.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 quart cider vinegar
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 cup pickling salt
  • 1 large dill flower
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 dried chili pepper
  • 1 sliced white onion
  • 1 pepper corn
  • 1 clove
  • Pickling cucumbers, rinsed (not scrubbed)

Bring cider vinegar, water and salt to a boil. Put cucumbers in sterilized jars with spices. Pour boiling hot vinegar solution over cucumbers and seal. Ready to use within one week.

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