Saturday, September 1, 2012
to pickle or bust
Today I checked out the farmer's market hoping to find cucumber to pickle. One of the ladies I work with had been there last weekend and said she had gotten a whole bunch. I got there a bit later than I had thought I would and at first was kind of disappointed that I missed the boat. There were cucumbers at a few vendors but they were either too big or not the right kind. I asked at one booth and he said they were just starting to produce and to check back next week. Huh. I took another turn hoping I'd missed something somewhere. I asked at the very last booth and she said "in the cooler." Score! I picked out about 70 cukes, some jalepenos and garlic. Next stop was the grocery store and I got the very last bunch of dill! I've never garned so much attention as when I was walking through the store with that giant (and I do mean giant) bunch of dill! I had no less than 5 people comment! It was hilarious. One guy wanted to go with me home to make pickles! Now I just need to find some grapes leaves and I'll be good to go. There are some vines up the road so I'm going to stop and ask if I can have a branch - wish me luck!