Last year my friend, Sheryl, and I were talking about something to make with daikon radishes. I ordered seeds and this spring, I planted them and now, I have daikon radishes and for the life of me, cannot figure out what I had planned to do with them.
I found a recipe for pickling them so I’m making pickled daikon radishes. These are refrigerator pickles so I’ll stick them in the fridge and wait a few days before trying them.
Yesterday readers left a few suggestions for the extra squash so this morning I gathered up some zucchini and decided to make zucchini pickles. I’m pretty bad at making regular pickles so I figured I’d see how zucchini pickles turn out.
I retrieved my almost 30 year old food processor from the shelf in the laundry room. It’s great for slicing a whole bunch of veggies.
I wonder how many late 80’s models Cuisinarts are still around. I’ve used the heck out of this thing. I hope it lasts the rest of my cooking years.
The zuchinni pickles will get processed in a water bath so they’ll be shelf stable. I’m anxious to see if they taste anything like cucumber pickles. We eat a whole lot of pickles and have never been real happy with any that I’ve made except those I buy as big dill pickles, slice, add sugar and turn into sweet pickles. Love those things.
We’ll see . . surely some day I can make a decent pickle. Hey . . I even planted some cucumber seeds this morning. I knew Vince was going to eventually notice that I hadn’t planted any. I just ran out of space. I stuck some at the end of a green bean row where I had run out of seeds before I ran out of row! It’s probably a good thing I don’t make good pickles because I don’t have much luck growing cucumbers. Maybe this will be the year I have a bumper crop (doubtful – it’s late and I didn’t plant many seeds!) AND learn to make decent pickles.