I have a lot of cukes coming in from the garden, and I want to make use of them. So, I'm making pickles.
2 cups water
1 cup seasoned vinegar
1 level teaspoon each sugar and kosher salt
1-1/2 cukes (all that would fit)
slice of red onion
1/2 red pepper (mild)
1 dill flowerhead
~12 each garlic chive cloves (smashed) coriander and mustard seeds
I used this zigzag knife which I suspect is actually a pastry cutter, and not made for this kind of use. Based on an earlier batch, I peeled the top and bottom of the cukes so the blade could bite in more easily. It's tricky to cut a uniform thickness. I also used the knife for the pepper.