03 September 2014

Daph Endorses These Pickles

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. 


Michelle said...

We are going to have to try these! My family seems to be inhaling pickles lately... so they can be put to the pickle-lovers test. :-)

melissa said...

You guys will love them!!!