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       Title: SWEET GERKINS
  Categories: Pickles
       Yield: 8 servings
  
     1/2 c  Salt
       8 c  Sugar
       6 c  Vinegar
     3/4 tb Turmeric
       5 lb Cucumbers, 3 long or less
       2 ts Celery seed
       2 ts Mixed pickling spices
       8    1 pieces cinnamon sticks
     1/2 ts Fennel
            Salt
  
   These pickles take 4 days to make. The cucumber stems need not be removed.
   Wash the cucumbers, place them in a kettle and cover with boiling water.
   About 6 hours later, drain and cover with fresh boiling water. Allow to
   stand overnight and repeat process. After 6 hours, has been added. Let
   stand overnight. Drain and prick cucumbers 3 times with a sharp table fork.
   Mix 3 cups sugar and 3 cups vinegar, add spices, bring to a boil and pour
   over cucumbers. Six hours later, drain the syrup into a kettle, add 2 cups
   of sugar and 2 cups of vinegar, bring to a boil and pour the cucumbers
   again. Let stand overnight. In the morning, drain the syrup into the
   kettle, add 2 cups sugar and 1 cup vinegar, bring to a boil and pour over
   cucumbers. Six hours later, drain off the syrup once more, add one last cup
   of sugar and bring to a boil. Pcak cucumbers into clean, hot jars and cover
   with the syrup to with-in 1/2-inch of the top. Place jars in boiling water
   and process for 5 minutes after the water comes to a boil. Makes 7 - 8
   pints
  
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