Do you like dill pickles? I do! My mouth starts to water just thinking about them... literally! I don't know why, but it always has. The BF brought me a couple of large cucumbers that someone at work brought in. I decided to make refrigerator dill pickles for the first time.
My trip to the grocery store to buy fresh dill was interesting and disappointing. Interesting in that I wandered to the produce section thinking to myself, "Where would the fresh dill be?" At the same time I was thinking it, I smelled it! So I wandered a bit and found it. The disappointment? It was the saddest selection of dill I have ever seen. Half dead. Dried up. For $2, I grabbed the best of the bunch and hurried home to try my hand at making the pickles.
The first 24 hours they looked like this:
There is no cooking involved in making these. After the first 24 hours, they "marinate" in the refrigerator for a few days. The longer they marinate, the better they taste. Mine turned out very tasty!
My coworker generously offered a box of white peaches to us at work. She brought them in on my day off, so another coworker called to tell me. The lady who brought them in said she was really happy that I came in to get them because she hates to have things go to waste.
I spent all day last Friday canning.....
12 pints of peaches
11 jars of peach preserves
3 mini peach cobblers
Victorian Motto Sampler is hosting another wonderful giveaway. Go check it out! Tell her Meari sent you. :)
I made more progress on Sampler aux Bouquets. I'm to the halfway point now. Woo Hoo!
Here's what it looked like before:
Other WIP photos can be seen HERE.
I had a start and a finish last week, but can't show pics until I get acknowledgement from the recipient.
I started a second project last week called Bluebird Welcome. Here's a snippet of what it looks like so far: