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In loving memory: Grandma Weisbeck’s Dill Pickles

My beautiful and amazing grandmother passed away yesterday at the age of 101.


In her memory, I will be posting some articles today, which highlight a few of her personal recipes. These articles were originally posted in celebration of her 100th birthday.

Here’s my Grandmother on her 100th birthday…

img_4330One of my favorite meals my Grandma cooked for us was fried potatoes, homemade German sausage and her dill pickles. Of course the cucumbers and dill were always fresh from her own garden.They were amazing…of course I’m a bit biased. πŸ™‚ My Grandma would give my mom several jars, and my friend Bobbie and I used to sneak some from my mom’s fridge. Bobbie loved these pickles…I think everyone did.

It’s been a long day so I won’t embellish with a lot of talk of memories. Here is her dill pickle recipe.

  • 16 cups water
  • 1 cup pickling salt
  • 2 cups vinegar

Bring all 3 ingredients to a boil.

Wash cucumbers and pack them in jars. In each jar place the following:

  • Dill
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon pickling spice
  • Jalepeno pepper (if you like heat)

Pour boiling water over mixture in jars and seal. Put in a 200 degree oven for 1 hour.

Well, there you have it. I hope you enjoy them! I have a few of her other recipes, I’ve been given the okay from my Mom to post here. I’ll try to post them tomorrow, however, we will be heading to Herried, my Grandmother’s hometowm, for another celebration. So, if you don’t hear from me tomorrow, I’ll be posting sometime on Monday! Have a great weekend everyone!





About Tamara Hoerner (1348 Articles)
Welcome to The Purple Almond! My name is Tamara Hoerner. I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes β€œGood, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

17 Comments on In loving memory: Grandma Weisbeck’s Dill Pickles

  1. Great, great Tamara so beautiful and cute is your grandmother. Her recipe looks so yummy and delicious. Thanks for such a beautiful post. God Bless to you and your family.

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  2. Will definitely try these. Been meaning to can pickles for a long time now. This year is the year!

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  3. Do you have the recipe for the homemade German sausage? I would love to try.

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  4. Thank you looking forward to it

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  5. So sorry to hear your sad news, thinking of you at this time x

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