Category Archives: Pickles

Cowboy Candy

I had some leftover jalapeños from making a batch of Ciao! Picollo and, well, the canning pot was still full of water, and I had lids and jars prepped anyway, so… Why not make Cowboy Candy? Cowboy Candy is basically … Continue reading

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Ciao! Picollo

No, I am not sending a greeting to a musical instrument. Instead, this is my homage to Chow Chow, a slightly zippy pickle relish usually based on cabbage. Mine does have cabbage, but the backbone of this pickle is cauliflower. … Continue reading

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Spicy Pineapple Relish

Around about here, adding ketchup to a hot dog is considered to be an abomination unto Vienna Beef. But, even around about here, respectful folk can respectfully disagree about whether or not pineapple has a place on a pizza (let … Continue reading

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Pepper Relish

This is a take on a classic New England relish recipe, which is quite tasty on crackers, spread on baked Brie, layered in calzone with sausage and Pepper Jack cheese, on burgers, and more. The traditional (New England) version is … Continue reading

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Parfait! Fresh Relish

I make a pretty darned decent pickle relish (if I do say so myself), and my pepper relish is not to be sniffed at; but, sometimes, one wants something a bit… fresher. This relish comes together in minutes, and you … Continue reading

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Gin and Tonic Pickles

!?! Yes. You read that headline correctly. Gin and Tonic. Pickles. The recipe, from the nice folk at delish.com, could not be simpler, or tastier, except… I was unaware that a lot of my friends are not fans of teh … Continue reading

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Fresh Relish

So… the only thing pickled about this fine relish is the avocado, which in and of itself is a lovely thing. Still and all, I’m gonna stick with calling this a Fresh Relish instead of, say, a salsa – mostly … Continue reading

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Pickled Avocado

Stop right there. No, this is not a recipe to “preserve” avocados by canning the suckers and stashing ’em on a shelf in your pantry. This is, however, a wicked tasty way to add a big punch of flavor to … Continue reading

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Zippy Asparagus Pickles

I really wanted to make a batch of these nicely spiced pickles to bring to my sister’s house for Thanksgiving, but, asparagus was kinda pricey and the warehouse-sized mega market I happened to be shopping at was out of jalapeños! … Continue reading

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Corn Relish

My local family farm runs a deal they call “Mystery Bag.” The open the event on facebook on a Thursday, you join the event, then show up with $10 the following Tuesday and they fill a shopping bag with produce. … Continue reading

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