Monday, August 30, 2010

Pickle Connoisseurs Unite!

Some like hot, some like spicy, others prefer a sweet treat, and then there's those that like the real dill...

Whatever your taste - most like 'em crunchy!  Did you know that professional pickle packers say a crunch should be audible at 10 paces!  We haven't tried that out here at in a pickle but our test tasters so far seem to like the crunch, the punch... AND the splendiferous spicy and sweet taste of our in a pickle Original!

Pickle Connoisseur

The weather was a bit cooler at our last Farmer's Market Weekend tour and folks were out and about.  We captured a few pickle connoisseurs trying our Original, and well we can't tell you whether the crunch was heard at the next booth or not but we're willing to bet our tasters had a splendiferous finish!

Jodi McGary shows her pickle purchase!

Come on out this weekend and try 'em for yourself... If you are a pickle connoisseur you need to delight your palate with our perfect combination of sweet and spicy and if you're not a pickle person stop by and try a taste because remember... Life's greatest moments start in a pickle!

Friday, 9 am - 2 pm - Sept. 3, 2010 - Four Season Markets in Allen, TX at Watter Creek

Saturday, 8 am - noon - Sept. 4, 2010 - Celebration Farmer's Market in Dallas, TX  at Lovers and Lemmon

Sunday, 10 am - 3 pm - Sept. 5, 2010 - Four Seasons Markets in Addison, TX at The Village on The Parkway

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Pickle Party!

What better way to celebrate the launch of our Original Pickle than to host an
in a pickle party!

That's what we did the other night, we had our pickle staff over for a splendiferous good time.

Our Westies, Angus and Mac greeted guests, most of whom they knew already, and managed a few slobbery kisses here and there.

James managed the grill,
Karen hosted from the kitchen...

and we celebrated those who are helping us get a great start!

Like James' momma says... "you gotta dance with the ones that brung ya"... AND WE DID... 

We'll be dancing this weekend... come by and have a twirl with our sweet and spicy Original.

Friday, 9 am - 2 pm -  August 27, 2010 - Four Seasons Markets in Allen, TX at Watters Creek

Saturday, 8 am - noon - August 28, 2010 - Celebration Farmer's Market in Dallas, TX at Lovers and Lemmon

Sunday, 10am - 3 pm - August 29, 2010 - Four Seasons Markets in Addison, TX at The Village on The Parkway

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

On The Road With in a pickle

     We are planning to hit the Farmer's Markets in the Dallas area again this weekend.  If you are in the area, come out and say "Hi" and become a pickle pal!
     Our Original in a pickle has been spotted in Chicago!  Our state list is growing:  Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois-- Whoo hoo!  Folks are learning about our delicious sweet and sassy pickles and becoming pickle pals!

     We'd like to give a shout out to several other pals we've met in our Farmer's Market sales:

     We've been hanging with the tamale company - OMG these great tamales are lard and gluten-free... can you say yummy?


     There's a wonderful lavender ranch in Royce City, TX they call themselves purple ranch and you can almost smell the scent on their website at

And there's Nana's Bananas- a chocolate dipped frozen banana to cool anyone off in this heat... their booth is a cool respite!

Interested in some chili-honey roasted nuts? (Secret:  shhhh!!! They will soon be coming to Whole Foods Market) You can buy them now at area Farmer's Markets are online at AND an added bonus... Chef Milton really is a chef!  He caters, he cooks, he can even host a cooking dinner in your home!

Another pal:  sCRUMBScious Pie Company,  they prepare incredible berry pies for the discriminate pie connoisseur... Yep, it took James 3 days to eat one of their huge razzleberry pies (smile).

And, we've taken a fancy to Gary Stone's
make scents hand poured soy candles... Try the magnolia scent--- amazing!

Just a few of our pals we are making on the road with in a pickleHere's our schedule for this weekend:

9 am - 2 pm - Friday, August 20, 2010 - Four Seasons Markets in Allen, TX at Watters Creek

8 am - noon - Saturday, August 21, 2010 - Celebration Farmer's Market in Dallas, TX at Lovers and Lemmon

10am - 3 pm - Sunday, August 22, 2010 - Four Seasons Markets in Addison, TX at The Village on The Parkway

Friday, August 13, 2010

Tail Gating Farmer's Market Style


     It was a hot day in Texas!  We hit the Four Seasons Markets in Allen, TX today at Watters Creek.  The market is held in a parking lot and it was HOT!  But we loved meeting all the people that came out AND sampled AND bought our pickles!  It's amazing the people you meet that love specialty foods and have a hankering for something sweet and spicy --- that describes our Original pickle right down to the brine!

We're headed to Celebration Farmer's Market on Saturday in Dallas in the parking lot of Celebration Restaurant, it's west on Lovers Lane near Lemmon Ave from 8 am until noon.  And we will be at the Four Seasons Markets in Addison at The Village on The Parkway on Sunday 10 am to 3pm!  It's tail gating Farmer's Market Style... Stop by and say, "Hi!"


  The Global in a pickle Picture is getting bigger...
our pickle has been spotted in Oklahoma and Alabama.  Let us know where you've spotted in a pickle

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Balloons, Boudin and Pickles - What a Combination!

We got our Canjun on... packed up our pickles and headed to Louisiana last weekend for some balloon chasin', boudin gnoshin', pickle eatin' good times.  AND boy did we ever, cher!

     We followed the Shadeaux Dancer crew at the Pennington Balloon Championship in Baton Rouge, and of course like many Balloon Festivals across the country there was the Mass Ascension, the Balloon Glow and such... but the food... well, only in Cajun Country could you find boudin like we did there, a delectable blend of rice, pork, and spices all in a natural casing and we topped it with our Original pickle... ooh cher! Ca c'est bon (That's good)!!!  It was good! 

There were other goodies to taste too... like cracklins - those fried pieces of pork fat with a small amount of attached skin peppered with Cajun spices.  Oh my!!!  James thought he'd died and gone to heaven!  But we have to admit the chicken fricassee was almost too good to be true, succulent chicken stewed in a gravy made with a dark roux singing with onions, bell peppers, celery and garlic laid over rice.  And we topped it off with onion rings that made you just want to slap your Mama! 

Yep, in a pickle hit Louisiana with a smile and we came back with a satisfied grin... 

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Visit our New Website! is up and running!  Visit us to purchase our sweet and sassy pickles, catch up on the latest pickle recipes, and see the latest buzz about in a pickle foods.  Many thanks go out to Jennifer Glass at Green Glass House for the great web design and all the others that have helped us get to this point.  Check out the PiCKLE Professionals tab at the newly launched!!!!!
Stop by and say, "Hi" on the world wide web!

Monday, August 2, 2010

We are off and running!

Last week, we worked and worked to get everything ready for our first Farmer's Market.  Here's a shot of James trying on our sales sacks and preparing our pickle packaging - we never knew you could get shipping peanuts in a bag that large!

On Saturday, we packed up our pickles and headed to the Celebration Farmer's Market in Dallas!  Yep, we jumped off the boat... and guess what - WE FLOATED!  No drowning here, the day was a success!  Here's a shot of Julie Strong and her son - who became our first sale and PICKLE BELIEVER!

They loved our Original pickles' crunchiness and sweet yet sassy flavor, so did a lot of other folks.  We met a lot of people, made a lot of new friends, and plan to sell again at that market August 14, 21 and 28.

We are having a great time and are so excited and we've heard that there's been tastings of the Original in Louisiana, Tennessee, Ohio and Michigan... Let us here from you if you've had the in a pickle experience, let us know what state you were in when you became a believer that "Life's greatest moments start in a pickle!"