Can I just say I’m loving this little burst of summer that London has put on over the last few days? It has made coming back to London that much more pleasant and all I want is for this to go on until… forever! But I’ll take it if it lasts until September.

I’ve kicked off my boots and replaced them with sandals. I’ve painted my toes (as best as I can since I still can’t properly reach the toes on my right foot) and have even waxed my legs. It’s time to shine, my little babies because knowing London? This surreal forecast for a S.T.U.N.N.I.N.G. weekend will not last forever.

Anyway, this warm weather has made me feel like I should be eating a whole bunch of salads, and I was chopping up a cucumber yesterday when I thought, why not pickle it? WHY NOT INDEED! And so I did, because I also have the most ridiculously easiest pickle recipe you’ll ever come across and it literally took about 5 minutes.

So what’s everyone doing this weekend? The great outdoors will be packed no doubt. I hear there’s some coffee festival going on in Londontown but meh, however there is also a chocolate festival happening down at Southbank! I am SO THERE.

It’s also Panu’s birthday today, and tonight we’re dining at Sketch Gallery. It’s my first “nice” meal out since surgery so it’ll be a test. I think I’ll just have a starter and dessert. Mains are usually over-rated anyway, right?

Happy pickling and enjoy the sunshine! x

Pickled cucumber
1 cucumber
180mL cider vinegar
150 grams sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
  1. Peeling the cucumber is optional. Cut into very thin slices – I used a peeler – and place in a jar or plastic container.
  2. In a small pot, heat the cider vinegar, sugar and salt until the sugar and salt melt. Leave to cool.
  3. When the vinegar mixture is cool, pour over the cucumber, seal the jar/container tightly and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  4. Done! Remember to keep the lid tightly on as you don’t want everything in your fridge smelling vinegary!
Can be kept for one week.

6 Thoughts on “the easiest pickled cucumber recipe EVER!

  1. I LOVE pickled cucumbers Catty!

    I have to admit that when I pickle mine I tend to use the Yuzu to flavour them for the summer. In the winter I use these great pickles sachets from Japan. They work a treat.

    I have recently started pickling mooli too!

  2. Make this all the time. Love it with something spicy to cool off the heat.

  3. Hehe I love these. My mum has a very, very similar recipe and I could just eat the whole jar!

  4. Love these- so perfect for this sunshine. Wouldn’t you know it, this would be the weekend that we run off to Amsterdam. Still sunny, but not nearly as warm. Dang. And missing the coffee and chocolate festival too…

  5. WorshipBlues: me too! And also carrots. YUM!

    London Lady: Definitely! Or I just snack on it on its own hehehe ๐Ÿ™‚

    Lorraine: It’s so easy and quick to do, there’s no problem eating the whole jar ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Tori: I’m sure Amsterdam will be just as lovely! Hope you have a great time!

  6. NICE! Sydney is getting cooler, I’m enjoying the cooler weather outside, hating it indoors ๐Ÿ˜‰

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