Dill Pickles, Easier than You Would Think

Easy Fermented Dill Pickles Start with Brine

dill pickles

Ages ago my uncle Bob made fermented dill pickles. He had this giant ceramic crock which he would fill with garlic, dill, mustard seed, coriander, small cucumbers that were quartered length-wise, and then covered in brine. He’d put a plate over the whole shebang to hold it all underwater and in a few weeks we’d be eating dill pickles. Best darn pickle I’ve ever had.

Uncle Bob’s dill pickles had a pretty hefty garlic kick. He loved the stuff and used it generously as he did with the umbels of dill. (Did you like that word? Umbel? Take a minute to learn something new and look it up.) I don’t know how much garlic and dill he used, they were the main flavors, but he always managed to use the perfect amount.

You can be eating fresh dill pickles in a few weeks. It’s incredibly easy and fast. In less than 15 minutes you can make your own dill pickles, honestly.

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It’s Fruit Crisp Season with an Easy Recipe

What is the easiest and quickest dessert to make? Fruit crisp!

fruit crisp

 

Let me explain.

Some people call them crisps, some crumbles, some cobblers but there is a difference. A fruit crisp uses rolled oats as an ingredient, crumbles don’t. Cobblers, well they’re a whole different crust…a biscuit crust.

We made a fruit crisp, a strawberry blueberry crisp to be precise and the recipe is so simple it’s like falling off a log. – Follow the tracks for more

How to Make a Quick and Easy Pan Sauce

Fast, delicious, and easy, a pan sauce is versatile too!

easy to make pan sauce

Sometimes you just need a quick idea for dinner. Enter pan sauce. A pan sauce is quick to make and is one of the most flexible sauces in your kitchen. Once you know the basics the variations are almost endless.

The basis for a pan sauce is the fond, or browned bits of charred protein in the bottom of the pan the meat was just cooked in. Now, as long as we’re talking about cooking meats, and before we get to pan sauce, I’ll give you a couple of tips. – Follow the tracks for more