When I write about food, it is typically about food in an amazing restaurant or on an airplane. In this post I will discuss food in a very different way.
Now for those of you who thought this post was about weed (pot, maryjane, marijuana, 420, whatever), sorry to disappoint.
Its about coming home to so many cucumbers, zucchini’s, and cabbage heads that it is time to get some jars on the shelf.
Today I made Bread and Butter Pickles and Cabbage and Beef. And of course Zucchini Bread will be next.
Bread and Butter Pickles
We start our pickles by pouring a Coca-cola mixed with Mount Gay 1703 Barbados rum. This keeps us relaxed during the pickling process which makes the pickle happy. Then we begin.
Billysky got 3 hours of playtime while I waited. We played wrap the toy mouse in a plastic bag and watch her get the mouse out. Then we played rest-in-the-cat-house.
Three hours up; back to the pickles.
Sometime in September I will wake up with anxiety because it will be the day I will open a jar hoping they are amazing. (I have been lucky so far.)
Cabbage and Beef
I planted 8 cabbage seeds in March and got 7 cabbage heads this summer – great yield. With my last two I decided to make cabbage and beef in a tomato broth.
I ran out of time to bake a few loaves of bread and make muffins. But if you are curious how I make my zucchini bread, I use our family recipe.
The recipe is in a blog post from last February where I examine the juxtaposition of Valentine’s Day and zucchinis. Click to read Valentines Day and Zucchinis and get a great zucchini bread recipe.
Final though: Fresh and local will always make a dish taste amazingly better.
Peace and happy gardening.