This summer was unusually cool in San Diego and my tiny tomato garden didn't produce much, so my plan changed. An article in Eating Well magazine about pickling caught my eye and I thought about the persian cucumbers sitting in my refrigerator. I could make homemade pickles. Those would go rather nicely in my infamous Bloody Mary's. Whenever anyone mentions pickles, they assume "Oh, must be a craving," and chalk it up to a bun in the oven. Not the case here. Just jars of fresh homemade pickles.
My first batch of dill pickles were a little sweeter than I expected but were still a hit with my co-workers. We would sit around the lunch table talking about pickles, telling food-related stories and sharing our weird pickle combos. Mine was peanut butter and bread & butter pickles (the topic of peanut butter will be a post of it's own). The second batch was better than the first and the third batch was even better. I am addicted. I will never again buy pickles at the grocery store as homemade pickles are infinitely better.
Are you a Dill or Bread & Butter type? What is your weird pickle combo?