Pickles seem like a funny thing to get excited
about. They’re just cucumbers in jars with liquid and seasonings, right? Right,
but some people are quite passionate about their pickles.
A dear friend of mine who is a US transplant living in the UK says one of the
things she misses the most is dill pickles. The shops there just don’t carry
them. On a trip to visit family in the US she returned home with jars of pickles
in her carry-on luggage (not something you can do these days). She got strange
looks, but it was worth it to savor just-right dill pickles.
There is a deli in the Pike Place Market in Seattle that flies in their
pickles every week from New York so they’ll be “right.”
And then there’s my son. Pickles are his favorite food group. He’ll beg me
for a pickle to snack on while I’m slicing some and when he’s eating a sandwich
or a hamburger, it’s got to have pickles or it’s not right.
The beauty of canning your own pickles is that you can make them to
suit your own personal tastes and needs. Pints or quarts, dill or
sweet, garlic or jalapeno, you can choose.
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