What Charlie Ate; Swedish Pickled Cucumber

Charlie’s grandmother Greta was raised on a farm in the south of Sweden called Småland. They grew fruits and vegetables there, and with that lifestyle came the knowledge of canning, preserving and pickling for the winter. This is Greta’s pickled cucumber recipe.

INLAGD GURKA (SWEDISH PICKLED CUCUMBER): Fill a Mason Jar with 1 sliced Cucumber. Mix 3 tablespoons of white sugar6 tablespoons distilled white vinegar with 5% acidity, and 9 tablespoons of water in separate glass. Once sugar is dissolved, pour over the cucumbers and shake a little. Stir after a couple hours. Refrigerate over night. The cucumbers should be crisp and delicious for lunch or dinner the next day.


ARI MICHELSON: is a portrait photographer, a father, a husband, and a brother —but really his only goal in life is to be a world renowned skateboarding chef, mastering nothing—but loving everything.

LOUISE KAHN: was born in Gottenberg, Sweden. She is a 00 spy taking refuge in America using sushi and red wine to camouflage herself. She is the mother of Charlie.

CHARLIE SOFIA MICHELSON KAHN: comes from a long line of lox smokers and while she carries the torch of Eric the Red and her Swedish forefathers, she also enjoys the playground and playing with dolls. Charlie also likes to eat, (lots of things!)


“WHAT CHARLIE ATE” is a regular column on my blog, to see other Charlie postings, check out my recipe index.



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