1. MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS: In large bowl, combine cucumbers, onions, celery, carrots, bell pepper, garlic and salt. Add ice cubes mix thoroughly. Let stand at room temperature for 3 hours.
2. Using colander, drain well. Remove any remaining ice. In clean 1-quart jar, pack drained vegetables.
3. In 4-cup microwave-safe measuring cup, combine all remaining ingredients. Microwave on high for 2 to 3 minutes or until mixture boils. Stir to dissolve sugar. Pour hot vinegar mixture over vegetables cover with tight-fitting lid. Invert jar then turn upright to distribute spices evenly. Refrigerate at least 24 hours to blend flavors. Store in refrigerator.
Nutrition Information: Not possible to calculate because of recipe variables.
See Cook's Note: Preserving Pickles, Relishes and Sauces