Thursday, May 31, 2012

Pickle pounding

Most of our readers probably don't know what a pounding is... It was started a long time ago by the Quakers and is an old fashioned way of helping someone stock their pantry. It was really handy for newlyweds or others just starting out... Well we are here to offer you in a pickle help ... A pickle pounding.

Our sweet and spicy pickles are a great pantry staple for all those times that you need a quick appetizer or just a little something to spice up a dish... Use them as an appetizer and serve them with Buttermilk Ranch dressing... Or stock up on our other products like our artisan jams... Just like grandma used to make.

Don't forget to add several jams to your selection. No pantry would be complete without our tomato or our orangey fig jam. It's what makes morning toast DEVINE!!!

Okay are your taste buds hitting a high note??? Well they are about to sing the Hallelujah Chorus when they here our menu for our fancy food truck out at the Cowtown Chow Down this Friday and Saturday!!!

We'll have pimento cheese stuffed sliders; tacos, Sloppy Joes, IAP brisket sandwiches with our tomato jam and... back by pickle peep demand.... IAP hummus with pita chips... Grilled in a pickle PB&Jam (strawberry vanilla) sandwiches and for a little bit of southern sweetness ... A Texas sheet cake that'll have you singing "Sweet Splendiferous" ... As one of our readers pontificated, "YUM-YUM!"
Top it off with a wholesome swig of Holy Kombucha... that's what we are talking' about!

We serve from 11 to 2 and 5-10... Come say, "Hey" and stock up too... We're starting a pickle pounding in your world!


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

in a pickle sweet & spicy sightings

Many of you have asked where our in a pickle fancy food trailer will be this week and through Memorial Day... Pickle Peeps will be able to find us at Cowtown Chow Down beginning Friday, May 25 through Memorial Day and we'll also be at one of our favs on Saturday, White Rock Local Market in Dallas.

AND  JAM ALERT... there's a limited supply of our peach and cinnamon jam so get it while you can at Bolsa - we have a delivery on Saturday!!!

Splendiferous artisan jams you can count on this weekend until they are gone are:  

Sweet & Spicy Tomato;                                       
Orangey Fig;     
Apple Bourbon Cinnamon
Strawberry Vanilla.  

What are you in a pickle for?  Let us know!


And come on out to Cowtown Chow Down this weekend and stop by and say, "Hey..." 


We'll be cooking up some in a pickle  Devilish Egg Salad... and SPLENDIFEROUS SANDWICHES... how 'bout our grilled and toasted pickle Pimento Cheese, or our perfecto PB&Jam, or in a pickle's Chow Down Chicken Salad... that's what we're talking about... can you say INCREDIBLE?  Pair your sandwich with some slaw that will make you want to sit up and say SERIOUSLY?  You can order our sassy, sweet & spicy pickles on the side as well, and don't forget to wash it down with HOLY KAMBUCHA's Blood Orange and Green Apple Ginger... It's naturally GREAT! 

We got  you covered this holiday weekend... make it a pickle perfect one and don't forget...


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Friday, May 18, 2012

What are you in a pickle for???

Hey Peeps!  We're rockin' with our fancy food trailer at Cowtown Chow Down  ...friend us on FACEBOOK to check out our menu daily... 

and we've got our sweet and spicy pickles and artisan jams too... 



Let us know!  Pickle Peeps and Beyond!!!

Thursday, May 17, 2012


Cowtown Chow Down opens today with the ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 am and after that ... drum roll puleese.... Foodies... drum roll puleese!!!  Come on out and get a bite, listen to some live entertainment, sit under an outdoor canopy and surf with free wi-fi, bring a friend and CHOW DOWN!

in a pickle's fancy food trailer will be there along with many others... What are you in a pickle for???  We'll have brisket with our fab tomato jam... or need a bit of Cajun - try James' Jambalaya... feeling some hummus... try Sitto's hummus and top it off with Hashawa... Karen's grandmothers' speciality:  ground meat mixed with onions, lemon, nuts and cinnamon...yummy! 
Whatever you are in a pickle for... we've probably got it or will get it!  Let us know and visit us at our new food park home...
Cowtown Chow Down, 1100 N. Main in Fort Worth between downtown and the Stockyards.
Drop in and say, "Hey" and order some splendiferous delights!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

KowabongaBABY!... One Day and Counting

Join us tomorrow for the Grand Opening of the newest Fort Worth Food Park
Cowtown Chow Down it's promising to be a Fort Worth FAVORITE.  

Opening ceremonies begin at 10am ... come hob nob with the mayor, see a few ribbons flying and have some GREAT food.
in a pickle's fancy food trailer will be there serving up some incredible dishes

... and you can wash all of it down with   HOLY KOMBUCHA...  if you aren't familiar with the elixir of long life ... check them out at their website  It's a refreshing drink that gives you a boost of energy along with all the good stuff like antioxidants, probiotics and such!  Serving holykombucha alongside some in a pickle splendiferous foods might just have you shouting out - kowabonga baby!  

What are you in a pickle for??? Maybe some Cajun fare is just what you need... try a little of James' JAMBALAYA, ... you'll be back for more!

See 'ya Thursday.. the 17th... TOMORROW!!!
Cowtown Chow Down 1100 N. Main St.  halfway between downtown Fort Worth and the Stockyards...


Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Two days until you're in a pickle cravings are satisfied!  Join us at the Cowtown Chow Down Food Park for Opening Ceremonies and some great food trucks Thursday, May 17th ... events kick off at 10 a.m.


What are you in a pickle for???... Maybe Sitto's Hummus and Hashwa ... a Lebanese fav in Karen's family...

Pickle peeps UNITE... giddy on up and head to the opening of Fort Worth's newest Food Park...

Cowtown Chow Down at 1100 N. Main St.  halfway between downtown Fort Worth and the Stockyards...
We'll BE THERE!!!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Three Days And Counting...

We are very excited to be part of the Food Truck Frenzy in Fort Worth!  

In three days we'll be opening with some great in a pickle fine foods at the Cowtown Chow Down Food Park.  Come out and see us! 

What are you in a pickle for???... Maybe our brisket smoked just right... slathered with in a pickle tomato jam!  

Cowtown Chow Down at 1100 N. Main St.  halfway between downtown Fort Worth and the Stockyards... Opening ceremonies begin at 10 am, Thursday, May 17th.

Peeps UNITE-- be there!

Friday, May 11, 2012

in a pickle COUNTDOWN to CHOW DOWN

We are counting down until May 17th when we will have our fancy food trailer at the Cowtown Chow Down opening in Fort Worth!  Woo Hoo!

But before we get the pickle before the cart... Happy Mother's Day!!!  in a pickle will be at the White Rock Local Market this weekend where it's an Everything Market!  You can find all kinds of delights... and be sure and stop by and say, "Hey" we'll have our artisan jams and sweet and spicy pickles!  Pick up a few for Mom... cause one jar won't do it (you know Dad will be all up in it) - stock up and wish your Mom a happy day with in a pickle wares!  

And now onto our countdown... James is painstakingly working on the menu for the upcoming weeks and you can count on something incredibly Cajun, and some splendiferous sandwiches... let's just say,  you've not tasted pimento cheese until you've tasted in a pickle style pimento cheese... it's not what yo' momma served... it's a little spicy, a little sweet and James has got it down... baby!  Sorry, we just get a little excited about our in a pickle pimento cheese! And wait til you try our PB & jam, sandwiches - they'll knock your socks off.   He's planning on some other delights too... and we would be remiss if we didn't kick off opening week at the Chow Down WITHOUT Brisket... shoot Fort Worth wouldn't be the same without some COW!... It's gonna be good!  So make sure you giddy up right on down to Cowtown Chow Down at 1100 N. Main St.  halfway between downtown Fort Worth and the Stockyards where you'll want to feast on whatever you're in a pickle for whether it's Louisiana, Lebanese (we're talking Karen's family recipes) or Texan.....  right out of the shoot in a pickle will bring you some awesome hummus topped with Sitto's (Karen's grandmother) recipe for HASHWA, a Lebanese  dish to die for... slap some of that on a pita and you're guaranteed to be back for more!  So make a date... May 17th, Cowtown Chow Down and COME HUNGRY!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Breakfast in a pickle STYLE

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood... and at local farmer's markets... come see us today at Celebration Farmer's Market and Grand Prairie Farmer's Market for some sweet and spicy shopping!  Stop by and say, "Hey" between now and 1pm in both locations.   

Come on out and grab some of our signature sweet and spicy pickles, and stock up on in a pickle's Lemony Pear Vanilla Jam. It's a hint of lemon and the aromatic nuance of the vanilla bean mixed with fresh pears ... yummy.

AND back by demand the first of the season Peach Cinnamon Jam.

Now... put this baby on some sweet pancakes or french toast and you've got yourself some serious, splendiferous breakfast... that's what we are talking about!

French Toast in a pickle STYLE

8 slices of brioche or challah bread
1 cup half-and-half
3 Large eggs
1/4 tsp sea salt
4 T butter
2 T of in a pickle Peach Cinnamon Jam or Lemony Pear Vanilla Jam
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Combine half-and-half, eggs, salt and jam in medium bowl and whisk together.  Dip bread into mixture, allowing to soak for 30 seconds on each side.  Then place on rack in a sheet pan and allow to sit for one to two minutes.

Over medium/low heat melt butter in pan, place 2 slices of bread in pan at a time and cook until golden brown.  Remove from pan and place on rack in pre-heated oven for 5minutes.  Repeat with all 8 slices.  Serve immediately with syrup, and a dollop of in a pickle Peach Cinnamon or Lemony Pear Vanilla Jam.