Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
The lovely rosy, red okra I found in my CSA box last week deserved more than just being chopped up in a salad. So, I decided to give them the star treatment and made delightful sweet and spicy pickles out of them.
The flavors are savory and sharp but still complement the beet. Lovely directly out of the jar and in salads.
I needed a base recipe for safe kosher-style dill pickles. You do, too. Here I annotate two recipes developed by Extension -- one for quick(ish) dill pickles, the other for fermented dills.
Quick and easy, these pickles have a surprisingly complex and intriguingly spicy flavor. From Sunset.