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Oh, my, kelelk. That doesOh, my, kelelk. That does leave you in a pickle. Salt is important to the flavor but, according to our sources, essential to the preservation of the pickles. In other words, without it, your relish might turn (go bad). First, taste it. If it is at all appealing, enjoy it now—or soon. It's probably not a good idea to give it away, no matter how much you have. Family and friends won't appreciate it if it turns on them. And keep whatever you have in the fridge. Check it, by tasting—or smelling—it everyday. When it does go bad, discard it. If it's any consolation, I did this, too, a year or so ago. It's a huge disappointment (not to mention the time and fresh ingredients gone to nothing), but you seldom make the same mistake again. The good news is, it's still not too late to buy a batch of cukes and start again. Good luck!

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