Grandma Cheltina’s Mustard Pickles

20 Oct

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I love, love, love these pickles.  My grandma Anderton made them and after she passed away, my dad took over the job.  I can still remember him with his buckets of cucumbers in the brine.  He always made enough for all of us.  These are so good with roast beef and on a roast beef sandwich.  I can remember when Kallie was little she would pick out all of the cauliflower and put the rest back in the bottle.

These are a little time consuming and it is a two day process, but they are so worth it.  Since Dad passed away, I have tried to pick up where he left off.  I must say no matter what I do, they don’t taste like Dad’s.  When he was so sick, I made some for him and he was so excited the day I brought them up to him.  Certain things would bring a smile to his face–roast beef with mustard pickles, hot rolls cooked till quite brown, rice pudding with raisins and most of all sautéed onions on anything!!!!!


Grandma Cheltina’s Mustard Pickles

3 qt. cubed cucumbers (pickling)

3 qt. cauliflower cut in small pieces (I do a little more cauliflower and less tomatoes)

2-3 qt pickling onions peeled

3 green peppers, chopped

3 red peppers, chopped

12 small green tomatoes, cubed

Soak cucumbers, cauliflower, and onions in brine overnight.


1 cup salt to 1 gallon water.

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Next day drain off brine. Bring 1 quart vinegar to 1 cup sugar to a boil in a large roaster.  Add the drained vegetables and bring to a boil again.  Add the tomatoes and peppers.  Bring to a boil again.  Thicken with 6 Tb. Dry mustard, 1 cup flour, 3 Tb turmeric and enough water to make a thin mixture.  When thick, add 2 tsps. celery seed, 2 tsps. Mustard seed and ½ tsp pepper.  Stew for about 10 minutes to desired crispness.  I do not do any longer than 10 minutes as I like the veggies crisp.  Pour into hot bottle.  I process mine for 10 minutes in a hot water bath.

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1 Comment

Posted by on October 20, 2014 in My Favorite Things, Recipes, Uncategorized


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One response to “Grandma Cheltina’s Mustard Pickles

  1. Rodney

    October 22, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Since you are taking over for Dad…. Where do we pick up the order?? Haha. These are the BOMB!


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