It’s Summer. It’s hot and some of my favorite vegetables are in season: okra, shishito peppers, and tomatoes. Watermelon (yes, I realize this is a fruit) and cucumbers are runners up and with cucumbers means PICKLES!
I’ve been waiting since January, when I finished my last jar of bread and butter pickles, for cucumbers to make their come back. I made sure to get some at the HOPE Farmer’s Market from Johnson’s Backyard Garden this weekend.
I spent Sunday afternoon slicing, packing, and brining these crisp cucumbers. I still use the recipe Grandmother, Nettie, gave me. It’s still on the same piece of paper she typed it up on her typewriter eight years ago. My Grandmother passed away a few years ago and my family is delighted that her recipe was passed on.
That being said…
Austinites! I will be selling these pints of pickles at the HOPE Farmer’s Market this Sunday. Swing by and get you some! They’re just like Nettie used to make!