Quick Pickled Green Beans

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“On a hot day in Virginia, I know nothing more comforting than a fine spiced pickle, brought up trout-like from the sparkling depths of the aromatic jar below the stairs of Aunt Sally’s cellar.”
Thomas Jefferson

True confession:  I have never made my own pickles.  The whole process scares me.  When my husband was served pickled green beans like a jewel alongside a sandwich on vacation, he raved about how good they were.  The restaurant would not part with the owner’s recipe.  So I thought I would try my hand at making some for him.  Because how often do you come across pickled green beans anyways?  Not like I could buy him some at the supermarket.image
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