Pickles and a Carrot Cake

Now that we are starting to harvest cucumbers we are turning to pickling them. I’ve made a recipe of my grandmother’s before, my mom’s mom, and I love it. Chris is branching out and trying some other recipes. The one in the photos below are a type of Claussen apparently. I didn’t take photos but I made two jars from a recipe of my other grandmother, my dad’s mom, that I found amidst fluttering sheets of paper tucked into an old, red Betty Crocker cookbook.




Chris’ birthday was last week so I made him his favorite cake, carrot cake. Honestly I do not like carrot cake but this recipe was pretty good. One reason I turn my nose up to it is the calorie and fat count on commercial cakes. They are atrociously bad for you. I mean, cake in general isn’t great, but it seems like carrot cakes are even worse. I found a lighter version and really enjoyed it. Particularly the icing. I like cream cheese icing.

Can’t wait to eat lots of pickles in a few weeks! One of my favorite foods! Pickle popcorn, pickle salt, ooh, I have pickle popsicles in the freezer I need to try! Found those at Wal-mart a few weeks ago.


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