Saturday, September 7, 2013

Pickle plots

We are thinking that there needs to be a plan for pickle purchasing... Like, you know, planning your in a pickle foods stops especially in north Texas where the temps have been extremely high (we don't want our pickle peeps scorching out there, gasping for sweet tea, as their parched lips beg for more sassy in a pickle goodness! Yesterday we were soaking in the sunshine at BRIT Botanical Research Institute of Texas bringing it to our local crowd in Fort Worth! And for the next several days we are bringing it to the Dallas Gourmet Market ( yeah that's you wholesaler guys) and no parched lips its 100 % AC! Next week we will see y'all at the White Rock Local Market/Greenspot in Dallas. We are bringing it !!! Local, small batches of goodness... And did we mention extreme tasty jams and pickles... Yeah uh! Power on PICKLE-PEEPS!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Patriotic Pickles

Have you ever wondered what a patriotic pickle would taste like? Well, you're probably thinking... not... and you probably aren't alone... But we here at in a pickle are always coming up with pickle thoughts especially since we are in the kitchen 24-7!

You know...
Patriotism is a cultural attachment to ones homeland and we're pretty attached to the little green gems that got us started , in fact we LOVE our little sweet and spicy gems... Just like we like our little jammy gems as well.... And you too can enjoy our fare of pickles, jams and jellies during your patriotic celebrations or just at down home parties! Every little event turns into a splendiferous one with in a pickle sliders or apple bourbon pie made with iap jam... It makes your mouth zing and sing and soon you'll realize that life's greatest moments happen when your in a pickle!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

You can pickle that!

Have a hankering for some pickles, okra or a pickled beet? Join Karen and friends from 9:30 to noon on June 22 at White Rock Lake Market and learn how to pickle your favorites! Students will leave with their own preserves and pickled veggies! The class is $50 or $40 for WRLM members.

Thanks to all he came out last week to NorthPark Dallas for Williams Sonoma's artisan market. Karen was sampling some of our jams and pickles - it was yummy! Check our blog periodically to find out when we do this again.

Our days have been busy in the kitchen stirring our pot to create what our peeps have come to expect: nature's best flavors, handmade in small batches AND whenever it's possible ... local produce- sustainably grown!

Come see us in Dallas this weekend at WRLM/Greenspot and St. Michael's Market...
Our pick for the week... How it all started... Our Original Sweet and Spicy Pickles.

Thursday, May 16, 2013


Can a giraffe fit in a phone booth? Does a sofa fit in a shopping cart? It all depends on how you size it up in this game of creative thinking and outrageous scenarios. Yep, that's right ... there's an IN A PICKLE game out there...

Looking to try a Zorba Omelet - fresh spinach, ripe chopped tomatoes, sliced black olives and Feta cheese?... Yummy and that's right... it's at the IN A PICKLE restaurant in Waltham, MA...

Or how 'bout Grilled Chicken topped with Goat Cheese, Sundried Tomatoes, and Basil?
Yep you can get that in San Antonio at IN A PICKLE catering!

In Florida, you can have your web page designed by IN A PICKLE webdesign 
or maybe you're having some pickle ponderings 
... artist David Lanham draws us one in his ode to IN A PICKLE 

AND... then of course there's the latest news story from CNN at Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs where a Massachusetts woman ordered a steak-and-cheese sub and was so angry about "too many pickles" on her sandwich she punched the employee who served he, and shoved two jars of pickles at her... as CNN put it.. "The jars shattered and the customer fled -- without the sandwich -- but the brine-covered employee managed to catch up with her and hold her until..." the local police arrived.

Ahh... to be in a pickle.
That's what author Karen Robbins creates in her book entitled ... you guessed it ... In A Pickle
her character Annie Pickels, a 65 year old widowed pickle entrepreneur is in real trouble.... and as the story goes.... "One of her city farmers is growing marijuana on his rented plot of land. Annie, thinking it is marjoram, uses it as a secret ingredient in her pickles."  

Well, that's a new take on pickles!

We hope you'll come out this weekend and try some of our jams and pickles... ummm...
there won't be any of that special marjoram but we'll promise the experience will be

Stop by and say "hey" this weekend... on Saturday we will be at White Rock Lake Market - Lakeside, Fort Worth Herb Society at 9am and at 10am at the Piney Woods Wine Festival... in Mount Vernon ...find us on Sunday at GECKO Hardware sampling our tastiness in Dallas at 10 am.

And just remember... life's greatest moments begin when you are in a pickle ... OBVIOUSLY!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

in a pickle moments for MOM

Well first... we have to give a shout out to all our new pickle peeps in the heart of Texas... the Austin Food and Wine Festival was simply SPLENDIFEROUS!  Thank you Austin... we hope we gave you something to think about when you are in a pickle!

Next up... we are in our own back yard this weekend at BRIT in Fort Worth from 10 to 2 or catch us in Dallas at the White Rock Lake Market Lakeside from 8 to 1 OR drop by St. Michael's Farmer's Market in Dallas from 8 until noon.  Some really wonderful venues folks and we will be there with great little gifts for MOM.  We are only one week away from that special day and why not give her something that will please her palate like in a pickle's strawberry vanilla jam pie...
Here's the recipe enjoy with your MOM...

3 ounces of dark chocolate pieces, divided
1 TBL butter
1 (9 in) pastry shell, baked
2 pkgs (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sour cream (non fat)
3 TBL sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3 to 4 cups fresh strawberries, hulled
1/3 cup iap strawberry vanilla jam, melted

In a large saucepan, melt the butter and 2 oz. of the chocolate pieces over low heat stirring constantly... when mixture has melted brush over and the sides of the pie shell and chill for 30 minutes in fridge.  In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar and vanilla until smooth.  Spread over the pie shell and cover and chill for two hours.  Arrange the fresh strawberries over the filling and brush with the melted jam.  Melt the remaining chocolate pieces and drizzle over the top of the pie.  Yields: 6-8 servings

Monday, April 8, 2013

Fort Worth Farmer's Market

So nice to be in our back yard even Angus enjoyed hangin!

Peep Pack Caddy
The Main Dog

We shared our newest in a pickle PEEP PACK... it's
a caddy for four jars of jam... or mix and match pickles and jams... and there's multi uses for the PEEP PACK too ... like a condiment caddy for those outdoor soirees, ...or put some of your fav spring bulbs in the caddy (we put tulips in ours)... or take your empty in a pickle jars and drop in your favorite votive candle  - slide them into the caddy and now your kickin it with in a pickle... Need a magazine caddy or a mail caddy? - The PEEP PACK is soooo versatile... and who would have thought you could get so much bang for your buck! 

We're lovin' our new PEEP PACKs cause they keep on keepin on, even after your last jar of pickle power is gone (don't forget you can get more pickle goodness on the web or at our many scheduled appearances)... We'll be back at the BRIT next month and we hope to see you Peeps out there... drop by and say "HEY" in Austin, or's Market time and we're on the road spreading our sweet and spicy delights...

Zinging at the BRIT

Life's greatest moments start in a pickle!

Thursday, March 28, 2013


As the jams, jellies and pickles pop out of our kitchen... we are totally excited about our newest venue ... WE WILL BE IN FORT WORTH at the newly announced BRIT(The Botanical Research Institute of Texas) FARMER'S MARKET... YES!!! CAN'T WAIT!...Every first Saturday of the month we will be back in the Fort!  Pickle Peeps we're there!  10 am - 2 pm  and the inaugural market is April 6 ... SO MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND COME ON OUT!  From sweet and spicy to all things nicey ... we got it!  Try our Strawberry Vanilla Jam ... or our signature Original Sweet and Spicy Pickles - your gonna love 'em.

March brought us to the Salado Wine Festival - what a fun time, and so many new pickle peeps!  We're lovin' it!

March 30 we will be in Grand Prairie at the GPFM (Grand Prairie Farmer's Market... got it?) and April 12 mosey on down to Ballinger, Texas where you will find us at the Petticoats on the Prairie!

It's Spring pickle peeps and we are bursting into the season with seductive sweetness in the form of our artisanal fruit jams and our crowd-pleasing pickles!

Stop by and say, "HI" and try our foodie wares ... because life's greatest moments start in a pickle!