Thursday, June 21, 2012

What's Cookin'?

We've been busy whipping up some delicious artisan jams in the kitchen this week. Peach Cinnamon... Peach Chocolate... Blueberry lime... Strawberry vanilla.... SPLENDIFEROUS!

You can catch us at White Rock Local Market this Saturday, or wholesalers - at the Dallas Gourmet Market... and starting June 30 in Dallas at Saint Michael and All Angels north parking lot from 8am until 12pm. The Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church is located at 8011 Douglas in Dallas.  in a pickle foods will be there the first and third weekend of each month... come on out and try our pickles and artisan seasonal jams and you will discover our secret... life's greatest moments start in a pickle!

in a pickle welcomes summer with this delightfully refreshing salad...

Spinach, Berry and Brie Salad

baby spinach leaves
15 snow peas (blanched)
brie cheese (cut into wedges)
1/2 cup of blueberries
black pepper
in a pickle italian dressing

iap dressing
2 TBLS of iap peach cinnamon jam
olive oil
champagne vinegar to taste 
sea salt and cracked black pepper
Whip the ingredients together and drizzle over the salad

Combine all ingredients,  and drizzle with iap dressing.  Serve this with nice crusty bread!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

in a pickle Goes Solar

Solar Powered Music Festival
Cowtown Chowdown
in a pickle is gearing up for Fort Worth's first solar powered festival!  The Solar Festival  is from 2 until 11pm this Saturday on the banks of the Trinity river... more specific... Panther Island Pavilion.  Our fancy food truck will be there serving up some incredibly scrumptious, smoked brisket.  It's becoming a James Special at the Cowtown Chowdown and he's going all out this weekend.  Stop by and experience chef James' Brisket Nachos, Brisket Sandwich, Cheese Krinkle Kut Fries (slathered with iap cheese queso, and topped with brisket and Tony Cacheres...BTW... James loves this one... and your gonna love these loaded potato fries too!  OR how 'bout our brisket pie, iap signature smoked brisket piled high on iap spicy mac and cheese topped off with sprinkles of corn chips... life doesn't get much better... The Solar Fest... Fun Times..  Great musical acts like The Romantics and The English Beat ... and one of our favs - Dallas' own Michael Donner and the Southern Renaissance Band.  

So come out and see us and tell us what you are in a pickle for... we've been busy cookin' in the kitchen!  We've retired our Apple Bourbon Cinnamon and Lemony Pear Vanilla Jams for the summer... but peaches we've got'em!. We're cooking up some small batches of Peach  Chocolate and Peach Cinnamon Jam  and we're excited to be sending out to Zingerman's mail order... Zingerman's, located in Michigan sends extraordinary, traditionally made foods and artisan type foods anywhere in America. FOOD & WINE magazine calls Zingerman's one of the top 24 food markets in the world.  

We'll see you at the Solar Fest .  Remember life's greatest moments start when you are in a pickle!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Pickles Rock at White Rock

Hey there pickle peeps!!!  We'll be rockin' this weekend in Dallas at one of our fav farmers' markets... the White Rock EVERYTHING Market

 ... you can find all kinds of things at their special EVERYTHING market ... so drop by... we'll be there with small batches of our harvested goodies!

We've been in the kitchen this week with blueberries, pickles and pears rockin' our world.  There's no better feeling than to hit the kitchen bright and early to start our batches of homemade goodness. It looks like our name is finally getting out there!  More and more are discovering in a pickle foods!!!  This week we've had new orders from Gilbert Pecan Company and San Antonio's Guenther House.

And while we meet new friends... look for our fancy food truck at the Solar Powered Music Festival next weekend held along the banks of the Trinity in Fort Worth's Uptown (gates open at 2 pm Saturday and the party continues through 11 that night)...we keep the old ones too... we'll be back at the Cowtown Chow Down this Friday and Saturday featuring James' melt-in-your-mouth brisket on Texas Toast, our sweet and spicy pickles and a smear of our tomato jam... ooh boy, that's what we're talkin' about!  We'll also have our signature grilled PB&Strawberry Vanilla Jam, fried pickles, fried peppers and don't count us out on surprises... life's greatest moments start ...

James with our original sweet and spicy label!

 when you're in a pickle!