Archive for January, 2010

A pickle of convenience

I’ve been scanning another of the books I picked up the other day–The Complete Book of Small-Batch Preserving, by Ellie Topp and Margaret Howard–and believe I’ve found my debut dill, the refrigerator pickle.  I’m itching to get started and am discovering just how many steps there are to this procedure, not to mention how many items […]

"Where there are no pickles, the people perish."

So I’m off and running.  I stopped by the Santa Monica Library the other day to pick up some good pickle reading and brought home four delicious gems, one of which I’m already quite taken with.  “A Primer for Pickles” by Ruby Charity Stark Guthrie & Jack Stark Guthrie is indeed quite inspiring and I’m feeling […]

Pickle Down Economics

Up front, I’d like to make one thing clear:  I don’t make pickles.  Yet.  I’m starting this weekend.  But I’ve been a pickle appreciator and/or aficionado all my life.  Perhaps it all began with “The Witches of Eastwick”–the scene in which Susan Sarandon is strutting through the market, red hair billowing about her, frivolously (and […]