Tag: pickles

Cuke Rebuke: Lessons of a Reluctant Pickle Puss

Cuke Rebuke: Lessons of a Reluctant Pickle Puss

Taking one for the team: a real-life reenactment of what happens when a happy man consumes a bitter pickle. Bitter Cucumbers: What Gives? I may be a lot of things, but bitter is not one of them, or so I thought. Last week, I pried […]

Homemade Pickles: A Cucumber of Worthy Intent

Homemade Pickles: A Cucumber of Worthy Intent

Homemade Pickles cucumbers A good pickle is worth its weight in apricot jam (another favorite of mine), but it takes a great cucumber to make a good pickle. After years of trying every pickling cucumber seed known to home gardeners, I finally discovered a cuke […]

Pickled Sweet Cherries…Who Would Have Thunk?

Pickled Sweet Cherries…Who Would Have Thunk?

I shall take no credit for the inspiration of pickling sweet cherries. My friend Julie brought the possibility to my attention in a Facebook lament.  And as the woman who introduced me to shrimp and grits, and the artery-clogging wonder called “Hot Brown” I will […]

Recipe: Asparagus Tips in a Pickle

Recipe: Asparagus Tips in a Pickle

Consider the Asparagus pickle… As a child, the only asparagus, available at the local A&P resided in a tin can of questionable intent. They called it a food item, a vegetable, but any man, woman or child brave enough to open the lid to that […]

Rhubarb Pickles: Fresh Chips Off the Old Stalk

Rhubarb Pickles: Fresh Chips Off the Old Stalk

Rhubarb Pickles for a change of paceRhubarb pickle chips: easy to make, easy to eat. Last Saturday, the third of July, I was enjoying a salad prepared by my friend Chris. I munched. I chewed. I loved. His fresh homegrown garden greens heralded summer with […]