Tag Archives: Vegetables

The other day I found myself in a ‘Pickle’ (Actually, with a basket full up with late season cucumbers), and since I can always find my way out of a jam, I sliced, simmered, and shook my way to dilling some cukes.I didn’t even blanche at the the idea. (That was a canned line. Sorry). 12 […]

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  • Mari Collier - Enjoy your harvest. Mama used to make dills in a stone crock. Bread & butter pickles were canned. No, I don’t make pickles anymore. They’ve become too salty for my palate.ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - Growing up our neighbor used to ‘put-up’ pickles in stone crocks and let them rest in her crawl space. She’s pay us kids a nickel a piece to place them deep in the back among the spiders. A nickel! That’s a lot of money- was all I concentrated on.ReplyCancel

  • William Kendall - I don’t remember having much of pickles around the house growing up. We’d have them if Mom needed something for a salad, or as a burger topping.

    My aunt and uncle, on the other hand, always had them around, and had them on the dinner table as a side nearly every day.ReplyCancel

  • Krisztina Williams - We had a garden growing up and always had canned pickles on hand, though I’ve yet to try canning myself.ReplyCancel

  • Corinne Rodrigues - Yummy, I’m going to make some of this – love it with sandwiches. In India, pickles are really spicy – usually the red hot chilli pepper variety! 🙂ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - Here in New Orleans you can get ANYTHING hot. We can green beans that way and put them in Bloody Marys. Yummy.ReplyCancel

  • Corinne Rodrigues - Oh this is something I’ve been meaning to try. Would taste fab with sandwiches. Pickles in India are really hot…..! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • gardengirl92 - I love pickles! and puns…ReplyCancel

  • Sue - I love dill and sweet pickles. These look soo delish that I must Pin them and I won’t even charge you a nickle to do it. Have a nice weekend.ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - Oh yes- pin away! We tried them last night and they were FABU! I finally got the recipe right! Yippie!!!!ReplyCancel

     I have a mutual arrangement with my itty-bitty courtyard garden- I choose certain species of fruits and vegetables, give them a good home, nurture them to maturity, enjoy their product, and, if they’ve behaved like good children, remember a part of them to share with the next generation (I save their seeds).    […]

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     First of all, there’s no such thing as an ‘Ugly Tomato’. They are ALL beautiful- in fact, the weirder looking- the better.      Most of the tomatoes you find in the grocery are genetically altered to get bigger, faster, rounder,  redder, ship well, and…. sterile (when I say ‘sterile‘ I mean if you save the […]

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     Farmer’s markets are not a new idea, but the recent interest in urban farming, and field-to-table products (that eliminate far-reaching distribution and secure a more organic product) are popping up everywhere!     Here in New Orleans there are several, but a new one (for me) is the Crescent City Farmers Market which I […]

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     Just as my family and friends up North are putting their gardens ‘to bed’ for the year, mine are recharging and waking up (gardens, not friends). Autumn and Winter are growing seasons in New Orleans. Praise Be the Lord!     So out with old, and in with the new: new knowledge, new hopes, […]

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