I made pickles!!!!
Haha- I’m sure this is not the most difficult thing in the world, but I am very proud of myself.
When I was in Maine, I found this packet of pickle mix at a health food store.
They had all varieties, but I decided on sweet because I almost never buy the sweet kind for myself. I don’t eat them as quickly, so they last longer too.
Next step was to get all the other ingredients together.
The amount of sugar the recipe called for seemed obscene, so I cut it in half. Heat sugar, water, seasoning mix, and vinegar just to a boil. Slice cucumbers.
Pour hot liquid over cucumbers and cool to room temperature.
After some time in the fridge, I had some on a salad and thought they were really good. Plenty sweet, so I’m glad I cut back on the sugar too!
Now onto somewhere you should visit. Have you ever been to Newburyport, Massachusetts? It is a seriously adorable little Cape Town. I’ve been there once before, but it was many moons ago. So, when Joe and I decided to stop there on our drive back from Maine, I was super excited.
We pulled in just around lunch time.
After walking around for a bit, we decided to stop for lunch at a well known Irish Pub, The Grog
They have over 32 beers on tap!! I ordered a Ludicris IPA and Joe got a Brutal IPA.
For lunch we ordered the haddock sandwich and crabcakes. Both were SO GOOD!! I miss the seafood of New England!!
There are a ton of cute little shops and nooks to pop in. Plus, it’s right on the water, so you can walk along and wish you owned a boat as well.
I definitely recommend you check it out!
have you ever pickled anything? Have you been to Newburyport, or a cute little town just like it?