It Was a Cucumber Conundrum Though I like to cook and especially like to bake, canning or "putting up" vegetables is something I've stayed away from. But this year, our backyard neighbors have provided us, my husband says, "a conveyor belt of cucumbers," and we just can't eat (or give away) enough of them.
What to do? Refrigerator pickles. It takes fewer steps and is easier all the way around. While true canning preserves your harvest for months, these will give you just one month in the refrigerator. But that's enough because repurposed, cukes are making a comeback—as bread and butter pickles.