Thursday, December 23, 2010

Pickle Buttons... New Year's Eve and Splendiferous Martini's

     We pickled buttons all the way through Christmas and should be done before the new year!  Our buttons will travel with us to the The Fancy Food Show in San Francisco in January... and later we should have them available for our pickle peeps!  Here is a samplin' of our Splendiferous buttons, let us know what kinda pickle motto you prefer:  a simple pickle chip... I like'em HOT... in a Pickle... sweet & spicy... Pickle Perfect Love Affair...

We are winding down a great year... and looking forward to everything sweet and spicy in 2011.


Here's a perfect in a pickle martini recipe found on our website... it could become a New Year's tradition around here... let us know what you think.
Happy New Year!!!


  • 8 ounces vodka ~ Tito’s Vodka preferred
  • ½ teaspoon dry vermouth
  • 2 tablespoons in a pickle pickle juice, chilled in a pickle pickles and peppers, to garnish and EAT
  • ice
  • Cocktail shaker
  • 2 martini glasses
  • First Put vodka, vermouth, and in a pickle pickle juice in a cocktail shaker.
  • Next Add ice to about halfway up the cocktail shaker.
  • Then Shake well and strain into 2 martini glasses.
  • Last Garnish with in a pickle pickles and peppers . 
  • Cheers!

Monday, December 20, 2010


(to the tune of Jingle Bells)

Dashing through Fort Worth,
In a black Ford F-3-50...
making free deliveries,
laughing all the way...
The in a pickle sign,
shouts out our colors bright...
what fun it is to deliver pickles
to our favorite pickle sites!

Jingle pickles, jingle pickles... jingle all the way!
Splendiferous are the pickles we sell...
Our Original we think is great! Hey!

Jingle pickles, jingle pickles... jingle all the way!
Little gems of sweet & spice,
our Original makes your day!
A great little stocking stuffer too!


Merry Christmas from our family to yours!!!

Karen & James
in a pickle foods

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

We're counting down to Christmas

White Rock Market last weekend was our last market for the year.  WOW!  This has been one whirlwind of a year!  We had NO IDEA how many pickle peeps there were out there... and we would like to SALUTE you for making this year soooo special.  The vendors and the customers at the Farmer's Markets we've attended have been great!  We've made so many new foodie friends - it's amazing!  Thanks to all of you out there that have made our pickle journey so meaningful.

Our next step is to hit 2011 at full throttle!  Coming up .. in a pickle foods will be at the Dallas Market for wholesalers, we will be in San Francisco to show off our sweet and sassy pickle gems to some 17 thousand plus attendees at the Winter Fancy Food Show sponsored by The National Association for the Specialty Food Trade... this show will feature some of the hottest food trends and great new products that are out there... and we will be a part of it!

All that and more coming up in 2011!  AND while we count down to Christmas  James would like to share another great recipe with all our pickle peeps... this is one of his favorites!

James' Fish Tacos

* chunk of fish, Big Eye Tuna, Yellow Fin or Talipia
* handful of Original pickles
* fist full of chiles in Original pickles' jar
* shredded lettuce
* asian cerachi hot sauce
* cup of mayo

Grill, broil or slap the fish in a hot skillet until done (usually several minutes)
Chop pickles and chiles
chop cerachi peppers from hot sauce and mix with mayo

Throw a smear of the mayo mix on a flour tortilla, add the fish, chiles and pickles and ENJOY... add a nice cold cerveza like Dos Equis!

You can still order your Original pickles just in time for the holidays by calling James at 817.584.5835 or going online at

Feliz Navidad!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Season's Greetings & Order Your Pickles Soon!

We had so much fun at the Celebration Christmas Market!  Thanks for all you pickle peeps for coming out and buying a little sweet and sassy pickle chip!

This weekend we are  headed to the White Rock Local Market and Lake Highlands Village Green Christmas Market.  It's the last market of the season and should be a fun time with tons of vendors and the perfect place to shop for foodie gifts for the season.   

Speaking of the season... here's our newest Christmas Ornament... A pickle!  The in a pickle web mistress gave it to us...

As the story goes... the pickle shaped ornament is the last ornament hung by parents on the tree on Christmas Eve.  Christmas morning the first to find the pickle receives an extra gift from St. Nicholas!

May you be the first to find the pickle... and if you want any of our little gems for that special palate ... call or order soon... we are selling out fast!  Our first batch is almost gone, there will soon be nothing but brine, so order online soon to make sure you get our Original before it's too late.

Don't worry though... we will be making some more sweet and spicy batches soon!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

If Your Not In A Pickle... You Will Be... 24 Shopping Days And Counting!!!

Thanksgiving is over, shoppers unite!

We've got the perfect gift for those holiday hostess gifts, 

the teacher gift, 
the Thank-you-neighbor-for-taking-care-of-my-dogs-while-I-was-out-of-town gift, the make up gift, 

the... I'm-so-glad-you-are-my-friend-gift, 

the sweet-and-spicy-I-Love-You gift, the Secret Santa gift, the Stocking Stuffer...

It all comes down to asking yourself... "Are you in a brine?"

Let in a pickle get you OUT of a pickle and make your holiday's bright!

Shop online at and stock up for those unexpected houseguests... 

Uncle Harry will love this recipe!

Deviled ham salad… adapted from the Homesick Texan
2 cups ham, chopped
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper (about 1/4 of a pepper)
1/4 cup onion, finely diced

¼ cup chopped in a pickle Originals
2 in a pickle picante chili peppers, diced (add more if you like more of a Kick!)
3 tablespoons mayo
3 tablespoons mustard
Salt and black pepper to taste

In a food processor, mix all the ingredients together until blended but not too smooth as you want a bit of texture. Taste and adjust any seasoning or add more mayonnaise and mustard if you like. A little drizzle of pickle juice is excellent as well.

Yield: About 2 cups. Keeps in the refrigerator for a few days.

Great on celery, crackers, and corn chips!

You can shop with Karen and James at the Dallas Celebration Farmer's Christmas Gift Market on the heated patio at Celebration Restaurant, Saturday, December 4 from 9 am to 1pm AND

at White Rock Local Market, Saturday, December 11 from 8 am to 3 pm.