Monday, July 12, 2010

The Pickle Project: Finale- Today We Eat Pickles!

My first-ever batch of homemade pickles in my grandmother's serving dish.  
When I called to tell my mother that the pickles were finished and that they were delicious, she said, "I was waiting for this call!"  Then she asked me if they were as good as Granny's pickles.  I told her they tasted just like hers and that I was very pleased.  She said, "Well, I didn't want to bring myself into it, but I'm glad you like them.  I have a feeling they'll give mine a run for their money this year."  Then we discussed the importance of using small cucumbers and the glory of the "Japanese Short" variety.  I'm not sure which one of us was most excited.  Thanks, mom!


  1. Those are really beautiful looking pickles! I must confess to having started at the end, but now that I've started I will go back to the beginning of your project and savor the process.

  2. Thanks! I hope you enjoy the results. (And maybe even start making your own pickles...)

  3. My Aunt Alice just sent me an e-mail saying she was having trouble posting a comment, so I decided to help her out. The bowl in this photograph is the one my Granny Willie always used to serve applesauce for supper. (This is the meal that most people would now call "dinner". It was their evening meal.) And they ate homemade applesauce for supper almost every night of the week! I'm going to have to ask Alice how much applesauce my Grandmother made each Fall. It must have been an incredible amount.