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pickled cucumber: one of the most common salt cured vegatables along with cabbage [Pickles and Sauerkraut.} other items would be added for taste like horseradish, dill, leaves of blackcurrent, layered and covered in brine boiled. But at first the cucumbers must be soaked for 12-15 hrs in ice water. Gleaned from 'Salt' by Mark Kurlansky page P. 175, a most fascinating book on the subject.