Southern Kitchen Bucket List : Day Pickles.

One of our favorite things to make is a stock pile of pickled vegetables straight from the garden, and it's something everyone in our family loves (especially the kiddos!) which is always a plus.

how to make day pickles

I grew up with a simple + fresh pickled cucumbers recipe, simply white vinegar, water, sliced cucumbers, salt + pepper and ice cubes. But, I learned this recipe from our friend Wayne at WoodKith and it's my new favorite. 

The "recipe" is super flexible and you can toss in whatever fresh veggies you have on hand. The secret flavor to this recipe is in the herbs, and the most important part to either recipe (in my opinion) is the ice cubes to make the veggies super crisp and crunchy.


  • 2 parts white vinegar / 1 part water
  • rather thinly sliced cucumbers w/ skin on
  • sliced celery
  • cubed small spring onions
  • sliced green tomatoes
  • sliced + seeded jalapeno
  • sliced radish
  • onion flower + dill flower + parsley flower
  • salt + pepper to taste
  • ice cubes

If you know me by now you know my "recipes" are just that but this one truly is trial and error to your personal taste, and to whatever you have in your garden at the moment. For example, I don't love spicy so I don't eat the jalapeno but I do still include it because it adds a great flavor and subtle kick to the batch.

Day Pickles ingredients

Love to know your best pickling tips, and also what else you love to include in your batch.