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