Tuesday Tip of the Day: Pickles!
Happy ‘Snack a Pickle’ Day! This is a food holiday that celebrates pickles. How do you like yours? I recently went to a festival where they served up pickles on a stick; dill, garlic and even spicy hot! Keep reading for advice on how to make your own pickles, how to use pickles in new and exciting ways and some history on the tangy and tasty pickle!
I have always been a big fan of the pickle. It is tasty alone (as a crisp and crunchy snack!) and certainly serves beautifully alongside a Chicago hot dog— or even a bratwurst! Some people love pickles of all kinds, but others aren’t a big fan of the pickle’s texture or flavor. Luckily for them, it is possible (and even easy) to make them at home and to your exact taste!
The pickle was made in homes as early as the 1600′s and continued to flourish when farmers, in what is now known as Brooklyn, cured their cucumber crops. In 1858, the first Mason jar was patented by none other than John Mason. The mason jars were created in order to process pickles and are today used for alcohol, a variety of other preserves and as collectible jars.
What is your favorite way to eat a pickle? Do you make your own or just use them as a garnish? Let us know in the COMMENTS!