I finally picked the last winner (sorry about the delay) for the where in the world is The Quilted Fish contest. The winner was selected randomly by random.org and it is Colleen! So, Colleen, leave me a comment with your e-mail or contact me directly at my e-mail and we can chat!
I love summer! Going on vacation gave me a chance to look up from my computer and spend some time outside. And now all of the local fruits and vegetables are coming on. Farmer’s markets are advertised everywhere and little fruit stands set up shop on the street corners. It makes the domestic goddess (I use that term somewhat liberally) inside of me come out for a peek. Maybe it’s the smell of the peaches! I want to can jam and salsa and make pickled beets and refrigerator pickles. Not to mention ice cream. I indulged yesterday and bought myself an ice cream maker. It is something I have wanted for a really long time and, well, you know how it goes, it was on sale. I am a sucker for a sale. SO later today there will be ice cream. Yum! But here’s what I did with a bunch of fresh cucumbers that I bought….
These are delicious! If you haven’t ever tried refrigerator pickles before, you should! They are sweet and tangy and crunchy. I am the only one at my house that likes them, but that didn’t stop me from making 6 jars! Here is the recipe I used….
Makes 2 quarts pickles.
Stir and mix the following:
1 c. onions, also thinly sliced
2 c. sugar
1 c. vinegar
2 tbsp. salt
1 tsp. celery seed
I can’t wait for ice cream tonight! I am making vanilla bean. With blackberry nectarine cobbler……(my mouth is watering). What do you love to eat in the summer time?