The Pickle Contest

The Pickle Contest

 

One day a friend of mine from a local bottle shop and I were enjoying a pint.  He offered to share some pickles that his sister-in-law made for him. Of course, I was excited to try them; boy oh boy did that get me thinking about how I could learn to make my own pickles.

The first pickles I tried were simple refrigerator pickles.

The first pickles I tried were simple refrigerator pickles. I bought the pickling spice from the store and followed a recipe. Since then I have gotten quite experimental with these little lovelies.  I have been adding in jalapenos, onions and my own spices. I even made an Asian version using star anise, yum. These have been a big hit with everyone who tried them.

I even made an Asian version using star anise, yum.

This friend of mine and I thought wouldn’t it be great fun to share pickles and invite some other enthusiasts to bring some pickles into the bottle shop on a Sunday afternoon and have a pickle tasting.  The pickle challenge was born!

The pickle challenge was born!

People brought all kinds of pickles including pickled mango! My husband who loves to smoke meat on his Kamado Joe brought a lovely brisket to share, it was unto its self simply amazing. Our pickle event was a big hit and an awesome time.  Look for more pickle recipes to be added soon.

 

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