Here is a great recipe for sweet pickles that just about anyone can make. It doesn’t take all that long to do and makes it so that you can make them just the way that you want. Best of all, there are no ingredients in it that are corn based, for those with the ever growing allergy trend. Even better this is not a complicated canning project, just good sweet yummy fun.
Semi Sweet Pickle by Cleave Ingredient List
3 baby cucumbers 6 in. long
1 cup rice vinegar
3 tbsp. sugar (6 for a really sweet treat)
1 tbsp. pickling spice
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. garlic
NOTE: The amount of vinegar listed is the minimum. Some may feel more comfortable adding more, which is fine. Just don’t add too much or you will have more juice instead of pickle. Read more...(435 words, 16 images, estimated 1:44 mins reading time)
DILLRELICT (dil rel’ ikt) n. The last pickle in the jar that avoids all attempts to be captured.
Be they sweet gherkins or monster deli dills, there is always going to be one dillrelict in the pickle jar. You can use a fork, a set of tongs or salad spoons, or even a machete if the mouth of the jar is wide enough, but for some reason, in every pickle jar, there is one dimply cucumber floating around going “Nyah! Nyah! Nyah-Na Nyah!” while you play flatware tag with it. No matter, someone will eventually get it, or give up and that dillrelict will find itself in a landfill, or maybe, the person whom really wants that pickle might just drain all that garlicy vinegar and spices out of the jar, thus leaving the dillrelict no way to elude the snack-hungry person. Eventually, taming the dillrelict will go beyond a simple snack, and a hostess will want to make one of those lovely meat and cheese platters. What becomes the garnishes on those? Sweet pickles, olives, tiny toasts, and sometimes, even dills will be added to the mix. The dillrelict cannot evade capture in this case, and it has nowhere to go but between the ham roll-ups and the Baby Swiss swirls. Happy snacking, and way to go on catching the dillrelict!
Foodgasm – n. the sensation you get when you indulge in food so rich and delicious, your eyes roll back and your toes curl up, and the feeling is almost as good as having sex.
It can be anything, so long as it’s prepared with skill and from the best ingredients, but only certain foods can bring on foodgasms. From that red velvet cake with the buttercream frosting made by the bakery down the street to the coconut shrimp at your favourite Caribbean restaurant, to the steaks from your own grill that were marinated in rich red wine and spices the night before. Even homemade sweet pickles can bring on a foodgasm, so long as they give you that sensation from you head to your toes, and all place in between. Some of might not be lucky enough to have the Merovingian send us such a luscious and tasty surprise, but even grandma’s buttermilk biscuits and gravy might cause the same thing, if they are made right. Count your lucky stars if someone in your life some has the skill or the means to bring you to a foodgasm, using just about all of your senses. From the aesthetic in sight to delight of the crunch when taking in something fried, to feeling the rush of a sugary treat like the lucky blond in the The Matrix Reloaded did, when you see stars after eating such amazing goodies, it’s hard to come back to that place on Earth that is the corner quick service restaurant or even your own kitchen.