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Pickles and Tickles
“Hi Teresa. Looks like we have a gorgeous day, weather-wise, for our sale. I expect we’ll see a big crowd.”
“Good news for us, if it happens.”
They were setting up their adjoining stalls at the local Farmers’ Market, for the first week of August. It was Kylie’s last week of vacation and she was hoping to sell all of her dill pickles. Every year she looked forward to cucumber season and her vacation, because she loved putting together her jars of pickles.
Whenever possible, she bought organic cucumbers, dill weed and garlic, making her pickles as healthy and tasty as possible. She thoroughly enjoyed the process of sterilizing jars and lids, washing the cucumbers and slicing them in quarters lengthwise, and adding the garlic, dill weed, peppercorns and mustard seed. Once the jars were packed tightly with cucumbers, she poured on the mixture of apple cider vinegar, sea salt and water. Then it was time to put the lids on and place the jars in the canner for the final step.