Half Sour Pickles — Fox Valley Foodie

Craft the classic crunch of your favorite deli pickles right in your own home. Making your own half sour pickles is easy and requires minimal ingredients. We are going old school, ladies and gentlemen! No vinegar, no canning, no cooking. We are fermenting half sour pickles like its 1899. Don’t let the word “fermenting” scare you.…

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Pickling Time and Chunking Kale

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A distressed mother barges into a Rabbi’s study:

“Rabbi, my son has gone meshuge (crazy)!”

“Calm down, lady, have you taken him to a specialist? What makes you think that?”

“Specialist-shmeshalist! Who needs specialists? I am a mother, I know!”

“But, dear lady, what does he do?”

“Oy, Rabbi, he eats pigs and dances with girls!”

“Listen,” – says the Rabbi with a sigh, – “If it were the other way around, that is, if he were dancing with pigs and eating girls, you would have a cause to worry. As it is, he is young and is simply going through a stage.”

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Unfortunately, even the great Salvador Dali could not come up with a way of pickling time or preserving it in any other way. Therefore, we’ll have to listen to the Rabbi and do it “the other way around.” We’ll pickle kale, and we’ll let a…

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Asian Style Pulled Pork with Quick Pickles

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asian style pulled pork bbq crock potFriends! I have made my first pickles.  Huge shout out to Laura at Feast Wisely and Twice as Tasty for their wisdom and for nudging me not to give up – these pickles were quick, easy, and a delightful addition to this sandwich. And, they were made from the first ever cucumber I grew in my very own garden. I am beyond excited to have *finally* made a successful pickle and can’t wait to try more recipes. (Feel free to comment with your favorite recipes or tricks below).

On Saturday I threw together an impromptu backyard birthday shindig for my husband.  During the day we were out kayaking and so I needed something I could easily prepare the night before.  I’ve been looking for an excuse to make this pork, as I first tried it on the 4th of July last year when my father brought it over to our…

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Homemade Burger Buns

Makes 6 large burger buns.

Ingredients

2 3/4 cups bread flour
1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon minced dried onion
1 tablespoon honey
2 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast
4 tablespoons softened butter
1 large egg
2/3 cup lukewarm water
Olive Oil cooking spray

Directions

Combine all of the ingredients in an electric mixer bowl and mix the ingredients with the paddle attachment until the dough comes together around the paddle.

Switch to the dough hook and knead the dough until smooth.

Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover it, and let it rise for 60 to 90 minutes, until puffy and doubled.

To form the buns:

Gently deflate the dough on a lightly floured surface and divide it into 6 pieces; each 4 ounces.

Shape the dough into balls, and place them in the wells of a lightly greased hamburger…

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