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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

I'm in a Pickle

Times ....they are changing.....
I have in the past made homemade sweet pickles just like my grandmother. The recipe requires the cucumbers to be soaked for 24 hrs in pickling lime. I have gone to every grocery store in town and even called the home economist at our local extension. There is no lime to be found in this town. I traveled to stores in a couple of rural smaller towns close by and there isn't any lime there either. I went online and found some that I could order. The shipping was more than the actual cost, plus I'm not sure my cukes would wait on the order. I finally found a product called Pickle Crisp. The directions say it can be used in place of pickling lime. So I am trying that and hoping it works. My grandmother is probably rolling over in her grave.

Here is a simple meme I saw on Beth's blog, Felt Like Knitting. Play if you like....
"Take a look around you. Other than your computer, peripherals, a desk/table, and chair--- what are the five things nearest to you right now?"
Here are my answers:
1. Today's paper and unfinshed crossword puzzle. I never finish the puzzle. My husband will finished it tonight as usual.
2. Diet Coke on a coaster
3. TV remote control...currently watching Matlock. Don't ask me why, but I love watching these reruns. Today's episode Dick Van Dyke is the killer.
4. Vase with cut flowers from my yard - calla lily and verbena
5. Small basket with pens and a notepad

4 comments:

Wendy said...

I'm glad to see someone else making pickles. I have had cucumbers but never done my own.I did a runner bean chutney last year, sounds disgusting but was delicious.

Beth said...

Yum - pickles! I hope the Pickle Crisp works for you. I've seen that at the store, but haven't used it.

cecilie said...

HI! Don't forget to send me your mailing adress, that little green purse is anxious to go on a trip! Yummy pickles :-)

Charity said...

The pickles sound great! I've tried making them, but they were a bit soggy...