Dill Pickle Dip

Gob and Gert Gherkin

I love dill pickle potato chips!  The bite of vinegar in a crispy chip is a perfect pairing for me.  I also love a crispy dill pickle, whether it be a spear or a little gherkin.  When I worked in an office and had time to spare between clients, I doodled in my computer’s Paint program and designed a gherkin couple, Gob and Gert Gherkin.  I should play with them again soon.  They always made me smile. Continue reading

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Pickled Cauliflower

Pickled Cauliflower

Pickled Cauliflower

I had a large head of cauliflower and wanted to make another cauliflower mash but we’d had that recently.  I might be obsessed with that dish but my P.S. is not.  In the back of my mind I remembered the pickled beets I’d made with a quick pickle recipe last summer and wondered if I could pickle cauliflower as well.  Just a quick pickling, overnight, should work for cauliflower too.  They would be a nice, chilled side dish! Continue reading

Quick Pickled Beets

Refrigerator Pickled Beets

Refrigerator Pickled Beets

We had received a large armful of beets from the Heritage Center garden in October.  My P.S. (Procures Sustenance/ hubby) kept reminding me they were in a bag in a cool corner but had to be used SOON.  With Thanksgiving approaching I decided it would be a good time to use them.  Use some of them, I mean.  I hadn’t realized the bag was so full of very long beets!  My hands were going to be colorful afterwards! Continue reading