Homemade Zucchini Pickles—No Joke!

BY STACY DERMONT – www.danspapers.com Why do you lock your car doors in the Hamptons during the summer? If you leave your car unlocked, someone might fill it with zucchini. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the summer squash in your garden, do what I do and pickle ’em. They’ll look really appealing this winter, I promise. […]

100-year recipe / Taste of Japanese mom / Instant vegetable pickles

by The Yomiuri Shimbun   –   The Japan News Japanese pickles, called tsukemono, have a long history. A description of gourds and other vegetables preserved with salt has been found on wooden plates that date from the Nara period in the eighth century. As many as 64 different pickles, including those developed in the […]

Eats: Jalapeno Bread And Butter Pickles

By Aimee Misovich – Lenconnect.com Hello! As mentioned in my previous post, I really enjoyed sampling all the goodies at Galena Canning Company’s two stores in Galena, IL. It was so hard to choose a favorite or two for purchase that I ended up not buying anything. I came very close to purchasing a jar […]


ALISON ROMAN  –   BON APPÉTIT AUGUST 2015 YIELD: Makes 2 quarts INGREDIENTS For the brine: 1 cup distilled white vinegar 2 tablespoons kosher salt 2 teaspoons sugar 2 tablespoons spices (e.g., peppercorns, coriander seeds, and/or mustard seeds) 2 cups water For the pickles: 1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed 1 lemon, thinly sliced, seeds removed […]

Food Notes: ‘Pickle addict’ wins Akron contest

By Katie Byard  Beacon Journal staff writer Yeah, yeah, yeah … I relished the assignment. And it was a cuke contest. Those puns are courtesy of Beacon Journal colleague Jim Mackinnon, about my task of helping to judge this year’s Pickle Making Contest, organized by the nonprofit Downtown Akron Partnership. This was the fifth year […]