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KyWoods
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

September 21, 2007
4:51 AM

Post #4000546

Ooooh, that sounds so wonderful. Would you believe I have never tasted homemade pickles? I feel deprived...gotta find someone who makes them now. Thanks for the interesting history, too--I'll bet not many folks know that!
Dea
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6a)

September 21, 2007
9:54 AM

Post #4000741

Lovely article Mel, great information and wonderful photos. I've always loved that TJ quote :)
debnes_dfw_tx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

September 21, 2007
11:56 AM

Post #4000955

Thanks Mel!
We've always loved pickle concoctions around here!

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CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

September 21, 2007
12:42 PM

Post #4001075

We make pickles all the time. Never have figured out the hot water bath for pickles. We always use the dark vinegar, so maybe that;'s the difference. Never heard of anyone dieing from a pickle!
Bread & Butter, Dill, Watermelon, & Beet pickles are my favorite, in that order.
Bernie

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carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

September 21, 2007
2:19 PM

Post #4001454

Gosh, I used to make pickles, not to eat next year but to eat right away. They were yummy, too. I went to the Farmer's Market yesterday but didn't have time to cook what I bought... hmmmmm. Maybe...

xxx, Carrie
Arias
Richmond, VA

September 21, 2007
7:44 PM

Post #4002587

Thanks Mel, it gave me a good feeling looking at the pictures.. Just thinking about the pickles my grandma used to make. Hot summer days, long ago.
Islandshari
Kwajalein
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

September 21, 2007
8:34 PM

Post #4002740

Now I can hardly wait for DD's cucumbers to ripen! Thanks for a great article Mel!

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


September 21, 2007
8:38 PM

Post #4002752

Thanks ya'll! It was fun to write, and fun to research. I've been known to make pickles from just about any fresh produce...whatever's handy, I just throw in the brine...they all come out good.
Dann_L
San Tan Valley, AZ
(Zone 9b)

September 22, 2007
5:53 AM

Post #4004324

Great article Melody!!

I also like to can pickles, beets other veggies. Do you have a favortie dill pickle recipe you can share?

Dan
ic_conifers
Iowa City, IA
(Zone 5a)

August 18, 2009
2:29 PM

Post #6960503

Great article, thank you! I have not yet tried the hot water bath either, hubby and I just started a few weeks ago with simple refrigerator pickle recipes. So many inexpensive cucumbers at the Farmer's Market this time of year!

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