Posts in the category: Pickles

Pickled Giardiniera

Pickled Giardiniera Recipe // @nicoledula

I used to tell Marc that buying me a smart phone would be a waste of money. How many cry-laughing emoji can we insert here? Then I distinctly remember going to an Italian market and seeing a giant jar of Nutella and thinking to myself, I would totally take a picture of this comically large jar of Nutella. Fast forward to the release of the iPhone 4 in 2010 and us waiting in line for 2-3 hours. Not because we had to have it immediately, but because we wanted to people watch and experience the line. The sun came up while… Continue reading

Concord Grape + Balsamic Shrub

Concord Grape + Balsamic Shrub Recipe // @nicoledula

My sister-in-law has a tangle of wild concord grapes growing along her fence and she asked if I wanted some. I couldn’t say yes fast enough. After our sister trip last weekend, I snipped a bag full of grapes to take home. They are so fragrant that I thought the bag she gave me had perfume on it. Did I accidentally forage? I have wanted to make a shrub and I think Kimberley’s was the first recipe that got me excited about it. Just look at the color! I see that her post was back in 2011, whoa. Now 4… Continue reading

North Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwiches

North Carolina Pulled Pork Recipe // Dula Notes

Here is the lady-like pulled pork sandwich I assembled for myself. Notice the focus on the delicious carb-tastic bun and a good amount of quick-pickles to balance out the rich pulled pork. Here is Marc’s sandwich, void of all vegetables and all about the pulled pork. I should have known right away to ask him to be my food stylist on this one. The man knows how to make a sandwich. This is the pulled pork we made for our Memorial Day barbecue and then we made it again while entertaining friends the next weekend. Everyone loved it. It’s smoky,… Continue reading

Quick Pickled Radishes

Quick Pickled Radishes // Dula Notes

Marc and I had a rare day off together and we took a trip to Ikea. We left with nothing, but going to Ikea meant we were close to Ann Arbor and a delicious lunch was in our grasp. My friend, Lori, shared with me that she and her husband always eat in Ann Arbor after Ikea and it’s a pretty grand idea. If you don’t know of it, Ann Arbor is home to the University of Michigan and it’s a charming college city with lots of dining options from casual to fancy. It’s also where you can visit Zingerman’s Roadhouse, creamery… Continue reading

Brandied Sour Cherries

Brandied Sour Cherries Recipe // Dula Notes

I can’t be the only person that has fallen in love with tart cherries and then scrambled to use what I greedily hoarded, right? I wanted to have enough to make whatever I wanted, but the reality was that I had a sea of bright red cherries that filled my largest colander. As you know, I started with Mini Sour Cherry Hand Pies, which might be the tastiest recipe I’ve made this year, but I still had a pound and half of pitted sour cherries left. I put them in a plastic freezer bag with the intent to freeze and then I thought… Continue reading

Summer Squash Refrigerator Pickles

Lottie+Doof featured zucchini week recently and in a desperate attempt to use my CSA squash, I made both of Tim’s beautiful recipes substituting in my summer squash and adding my own touches. First, the Summer Squash Olive Oil Bread with Lemon Crunch Glaze, which was a huge success and now these pickles. They were kind of advertised as sweet, but miles better than most you’ve ever tried. If your impression of sweet pickles is the relish or pickles packed in a syrupy brine, this is nowhere near as sweet as those varieties. The sweetness is balanced and somewhere in the background… Continue reading

Fresh Refrigerator Pickles

Spicy Refrigerator Pickles Recipe // @nicoledula #recipe

I saw this easy recipe a few months back and have been patiently waiting for some beautiful pickling cucumbers that I could turn into perfect pickles. At the Farmer’s Market last weekend I saw these in their crisp green glory and knew it was time to dig out the recipe. A little bit of chopping and a few minutes later I had the prettiest jar of pickles. We tried our first spears last night and they are so fresh and crisp. We could only wait the minimum of 24 hours to get our first taste and I look forward to… Continue reading