A next door neighbor gave me a few cucumbers and hot peppers today. Still having a couple cucumbers hanging on their vines I wanted to preserve these so I made a quick batch of refrigerator pickles. These are so easy to make (and you can make them with almost any vegetable). Combine the vegetables and spices in a bowl, make a sweet-and-sour brine, bring it to a boil and pour it over the vegetables. The cucumbers will last about a month like this in the refrigerator. Click here for a recipe (not mine or the one I used but it looks pretty good). The recipe says not to eat them for 4 days but you can start eating them within an hour...I did.