Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fall is in the Air

Wow!  It's hard to believe that we will officially be entering the fall season this week.  The fall equinox is on September 23rd and although we've experienced a respite from the intense hot weather here in Texas... cool weather remains to be seen, our high temps are still in the 80s and sometimes 90s!  But the weather doesn't stop in a pickle foods... nope we are out and about sharing our seasonal products and sweet and spicy gems.

We just completed the Dallas Gourmet Market where we met some new pickle peeps like Danette from Danette's Urban Oasis in Fort Worth, she is carrying our products and if you are out west in Weatherford stop by the Marketfest on Saturday's from 8 am until 1 pm.  It's held at Clearfork Station located in Willow Park off of I-20..  Stop by and tell them we sent you...  

We will also be east of Fort Worth at the White Rock Local Market on Saturday, loads of fun out there this's dog adoption day AND the Market is hosting Food Trucks like Yum Yum Truck, Trailer Cakes and Ssahm BBQ.  

Nope, we won't be selling out of our Fancy Gourmet Food Trailer... just YET ... BUT you can catch us in our spot selling some yummy jams like our Peach Cinnamon, Strawberry Vanilla, Tomato, Wild Grape and... PEACH CHOCOLATE and of course pickle peeps we'll have our Original sweet and spicy pickles and our Bread & Butter Pickles.

For those of you that have been asking about our Fancy Gourmet Food Trailer... she's almost ready to roll, be sure and check here and Facebook for upcoming tours.

So as the fall season greets us with slightly cooler weather come on out and support local produce and local companies... be sure and stop by and say, "Hey!"

Friday, September 16, 2011

TOMATO JAM and other Seasonal Delights

One of our seasonal delights this year has been Tomato Jam.  

Karen's had such a great time perfecting old recipes and coming up with some new ones... there's not much we can say about our Peach Chocolate Jam except... OMG!  It's always nice to have a little bit of heaven on a biscuit or a cracker or a bagel!   

AND Karen was tempted... so.... tempted with the last batch of juicy strawberries that she went right to work on Strawberry Vanilla Jam ... she'll have it this weekend in Grand Prairie! 

But you would really be in a pickle if you didn't try an adult PB&J. And of course it's not just ANY PB&J that's our seasonal small batch of Wild Grape Citrus Jelly, a chunk of crunchy peanut butter all between two slices of bread... you'll think you are a kid again!

Now... for the TOMATO JAM ... Try it on a grilled burger, douse it on a bagel with cream cheese, stuff a tartlet with it, add a sprinkle of Feta and top it with walnut sprinkles...that's how we spell YUMMY!  We also suggest adding it to your favorite grilled cheese sandwich... you won't be disappointed.  .... AND DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!!!  

How ' in a pickle B-L-Tomato Jam Sandwich...

two pieces of bacon... fried crispy
a leaf of crunchy Romaine and
two pieces of your favorite bread toasted and slathered with in a pickle Tomato Jam YES!  Enjoy!

We'll be at the Grand Prairie Farmer's Market in downtown Grand Prairie on West Main Street this Saturday from 8am until 1pm ... come by and say Hi.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

James is a cookin' Karen's Perfect Pita!

James loves to cook and lately he can't get enough of in a pickle's tomato jam!  

Here's a little ditty from Karen's original recipes that James likes to "whup up" ...


1-2 lbs lean ground round beef
unleavened bread (pita or even a tortilla will work)
in a pickle's tomato jam,
in a pickle's original pickles,

Throw the meat in a skillet, doctor it with salt and pepper to taste... add enough cinnamon to lightly cover the meat and stir that baby up right.  Then add a couple of tablespoons of in a pickle's tomato jam and Original pickles... stir again.  Let this stove top mixture brown and settle... pour the mixture on top of a pita or in a tortilla ... roll that baby up ... and you've got a Taco Terrific or Perfect Pita .... enjoy!

Peep ALERT.... in a pickle will be at Dallas Gourmet Show and White Rock Local Market this weekend... splendiferous!