I recently stumbled across Smitten Kitchen's Easiest Fridge Dill Pickles and thought we should give them a try. I was cautious getting too excited about whether or not they would be good, because I hate cucumbers and even the essence of cucumbers, and wasn't sure such a simple recipe would truly turn cucumbers into pickles in only a few short hours. Baking kale into kale chips is supposed to turn kale into a yummy snack, but really, kale chips are just kale turned into warm, cripsy, kale grossness. This could be a similar experience.
I let Daphne have the first try, because she's a braver taste-tester than I am, and because if they turned out gross, better her taste buds than mine. (I'm a great mom.) She loved them enough to make me brave...and they really are good! She eats them by the bowlful, until I cut her off because I'm afraid her stomach will hurt. Christian won't try them because he's even wimpier food-wise than I am, but David and I both really like them. I think we're going to have to start growing cucumbers and dill in order to keep these a summer staple.
I have a jar of apple peals and water fermenting on the counter, trying my hand at homemade apple cider vinegar. I think it will turn out just fine because my jar looks just like the jar in the recipe photo, so surely that's good? And it smells fermenty-sweet, also a good sign. I think.
Happy Wednesday! Go forth and make yourselves some pickles.