As you may have heard, Google has decided to end it's Feedburner email subscriptions which is how you had been getting my posts by email. In order to keep you posted (pun intended), I have now changed my email delivery of new posts to Mail Chimp (originally it was follow.it, but I wasn't happy with the email platform). Please follow with Feedly or the new email subscription form, which is via Mail Chimp. I apologize for any inconvenience. You may always unsubscribe at any time.
I have transferred all the email addresses of those of you who are Active followers from the Feedburner data base to Mail Chimp so you shouldn't miss a thing. Thank you to almost 1,500 of you for following my humble blog! I look forward to hearing your thoughts and suggestions.
It's been a long year for many of us! You may have noticed I haven't been blogging as often as I used to. Late last year, we bought a 1901 vintage home as a rental investment which was in need of lots of TLC! I'm in charge of researching and ordering everything necessary to complete the renovation...paint, flooring, door, windows, blinds, fixtures, vanities, etc., etc. It has kept much of my attention away from the kitchen these past few months.
I have recently sowed one of my favorite crops, cucumbers, I'd like to reshare my 'most viewed' recipe of all time with an updated photo. Since it was first published, it has been viewed over 750,000 times! It's my mother's recipe for refrigerator pickles. You can use any cucumber you like, but homegrown or the baby cucumbers you can find at the store now are the best and taste as close to homegrown as you can get.
It's a simple and easy sweet and sour pickle made without cooking that will last 2-3 months in the refrigerator. I keep adding freshly cut cucumbers to the jar as they ripen on the vine. They are great as an accompaniment to lunch or dinner or to add extra crunch to a salad or sandwich. I often eat them as a snack too.
My Mom's Refrigerator Pickle Recipe
1 cup white vinegar 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup water 1-2 teaspoons celery seed (I like 2) 1 teaspoon salt 3 cups sliced cucumber 3 small onions, thinly sliced Place sliced cucumber and onions in a large container or bowl. In a separate bowl, stir vinegar, sugar, water and salt together until dissolved. Add celery seed. Pour mixture over cucumber and onions and refrigerate. Best flavor 1-2 days after making. Keeps for 2-3 months.
Once again, thank you to all of my followers!
I am so used to Feedburner that it took me a lot of works to transfer all the subs. to Mailchimp. Follow.it seems really great, but for now I think I will stay with Mailchimp and see how it works...ReplyDelete
The fridge pickles are easy, quick and so crunchy! I look forward to more of your creations soon, Susan!
It is a lot of work and it's such a shame since so many people were used to using Feedburner. Thanks, Angie!Delete
Susan, I usually read your post via Feedly, where I collect all of my subs. But somehow, this new post still hasn't showed up yet. Except disabling email sub. in Feedburner, did you also stop all other services too?Delete
That is strange, Angie! No, I only disabled Feedburner, nothing else. I hope I don't have to start over again with a different service!Delete
I see my new post hasn't updated in the list of blogs I follow. I must have deleted everything on Feedburner! Not sure if there's anything I can do about that?Delete
You should still use the Feed in Feedburner because you still need your Feed function for others (for example, I use your feed to read on my Feedly, if you completely disabled the whole Feedburner, then I wouldn't get any update there), just disable the Email Sub. function since you are using the new email service now. I still haven't used the new one..want to make sure everything is okay before I completely stop the email sub.Delete
Unfortunately, I think that's too late. I was instructed by follow.it to delete my Feedburner feed which I did :(Delete
I did initiate another feed on Feedburner but it's likely a different feed address from the original feed. I did put a Feedly link in my sidebar so hopefully that helps.Delete
ok. I will test it and let you know how it goes. Sorry about that, Susan. It's really annoying that google blogspot has changed so much, but not for the better, with lots of unnecessary functions and widgets. This morning I suddently got a warning that my blog is a deceptive site. WTF?? I had to file a report to google...darn.Delete
It works now, Susan. Have a wonderful weekend!Delete
Can't wait to try your mom's pickles! It's such an easy recipe!ReplyDelete
They are so good! Thank you, Kelly!Delete
I’m proud of you, Susan, for getting your subscribers moved over to follow.it. I’m anxious to try your mom’s pickles. I’m sure that they’re delicious! 😋ReplyDelete
Thank you, Kitty! I'm so glad you got the email. ♥Delete
I never saw this..will follow now Susan..oh my gosh I. Enter say something too..I lost half my followers with the last change and I forget what it was...pick,es look so good..xxxReplyDelete
Thank you for coming, Monique! I updated my Feedburner feed (that I was told to delete) and hopefully the Blog List followers will see it now too. What a shame we have to go through this!Delete
My aunt makes pickles, and I love them. She's getting up in years, though ... I'm going to have to start making them myself, I guess. So thanks for the recipe!ReplyDelete
Your welcome, Jeff, and thank you for your comment! It's a delicious and easy recipe so hope you give it a try.Delete
Viewed over 750,000 times, that is reason enough to try your pickle recipe.ReplyDelete
They are addicting :) I grew up eating them and it's honestly my favorite kind of pickle.Delete
I just caught this on Feedly, and it's so sad and frustrating to say the least, with all these changes we have to make through the years.
But YES I will continue to follow you, my friend. I hope you will contact me if you ever take a trip to Charleston, SC so we can finally meet in person. I would love that!
I also love your pickle recipe here and would like to make it soon. And, of course, will link it back you, if that's ok. Looking forward to seeing more delicious recipes from you!
Aw, thank you Anna! That is so sweet! We've never been to Charleston and would love to see it one day. ♥Delete
PS. We use Mailerlite for our email subscriptions, they cost about $15.00 per month.... you can contact them and see if this email server is right for you.ReplyDelete
Thanks again! I'll look into it!Delete
Everything is so complicated! But no worries-I will always be a fan! And probably of these pickles, too!ReplyDelete
The trials and tribulations on having a Blogger blog! I've thought about changed to Word Press but then it would be a bigger changed than just emails subscriptions. Thanks so much, Abbe. You are so kind. ♥Delete
I also wish google will stop with all the changes! One day I'll get fed up and move to Word Press, but not today :-) Pickles look very good.ReplyDelete
I've felt exactly the same way, Amalia. It is so frustrating to have to go through this.Delete
Susan, your pickles look great! So many changes with Blogger, and I guess we have to roll with it. Fingers crossed :-)ReplyDelete
Great pickle recipe, it's actually very similar to one I make so will be trying your version. Good luck with all the changes! Take care!ReplyDelete