Grape Leaves in Pickles
Does it work to keep them crisp and green? I was looking through my Joy of Pickling book and 1-2 grape leaves per jar are recommended to help keep the pickles crisp and green. Even if there is no benefit they would make a pretty addition to the jars but I thought I'd ask first.
I have officially gone pickle crazy. LOL! The neighbor's son planted a ton of cukes and I hate to see stuff go to waste so right now I have a batch of Linda Lou pickles on day 6, a batch I started last night, overripe cukes for cinnamon pickles started last night, and just put some halves for sours in brine to be done tonight. I'll probably try out several recipes just for variety and I think everyone is getting baskets of canned goods for Christmas.