Thursday, March 28, 2013


As the jams, jellies and pickles pop out of our kitchen... we are totally excited about our newest venue ... WE WILL BE IN FORT WORTH at the newly announced BRIT(The Botanical Research Institute of Texas) FARMER'S MARKET... YES!!! CAN'T WAIT!...Every first Saturday of the month we will be back in the Fort!  Pickle Peeps we're there!  10 am - 2 pm  and the inaugural market is April 6 ... SO MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND COME ON OUT!  From sweet and spicy to all things nicey ... we got it!  Try our Strawberry Vanilla Jam ... or our signature Original Sweet and Spicy Pickles - your gonna love 'em.

March brought us to the Salado Wine Festival - what a fun time, and so many new pickle peeps!  We're lovin' it!

March 30 we will be in Grand Prairie at the GPFM (Grand Prairie Farmer's Market... got it?) and April 12 mosey on down to Ballinger, Texas where you will find us at the Petticoats on the Prairie!

It's Spring pickle peeps and we are bursting into the season with seductive sweetness in the form of our artisanal fruit jams and our crowd-pleasing pickles!

Stop by and say, "HI" and try our foodie wares ... because life's greatest moments start in a pickle!

Friday, March 15, 2013

It only takes a really fine jam...

Our week has been jammed pack ... no pun intended.   We have been jammin' for the last few weeks.  First... we had to secure our Louisiana strawberries to make iap's rockin' strawberry vanilla jam.  

The pot's hot...


                                                         the cook's hot ...

                         and the jam is READY! 

Find it at fine stores like the Coffee Company... Empire Baking... Bolsa Mercado... Celebration... Green Grocer... Jimmy's Food Store and of course check us out at White Rock Lake Market/Lakeside this Saturday, 9150 Garland Road, Dallas 75218 8am-1pm.  We also just restocked Fort Worth's Vending Nut Company and Arlington's Gene Allen's Gifts.

And for you Florida foodies out there... James finished a batch of iap Orangey Fig JAM for our newest customer ... Datz Delicatessen in Tampa, Florida. That's right iap Orangey Fig JAM to top off pizza! 


Thanks Datz for getting figgy with it!


Now here's a little figgy recipe from us to you... try it for breakfast with your favorite juice or coffee.

Splendiferous Figgy Morn Granola 

Start with a layer of Granola, add a layer of iap orangey fig jam, chopped walnuts, a layer of crumbled Gorgonzola, a thin layer of vanilla yogurt and then repeat ending with a layer of chopped walnuts.  Splendiferous!

And a shout out to the Dallas Morning News for mentioning us in their little diddy on Dallas-area artisans!
And like our photo says... "Time 2 Dance" Spring is here... dance with us in Austin April 27-28 at the Austin Food & Wine Festival.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Happy Trails!

     We headlined this post with Happy because we truly are blessed and happy to have met so many great folks along this in a pickle journey.   
photo courtesy jill johnson
     As we kick off a new year of Farmer's Markets this month, with what has grown to be one of our fav -  White Rock Local Market, we reflect back on our beginnings and how we started - we can't even begin to tell you how sad we are to know that one of our biggest supporters is not around... 

photo courtesy jill johnson
We lost one of our Westies - Mac, or THE MAC ATTACK as we so fondly called him... last month.   

Although, we mourn - we also know that a part of him will always be with us and that HAPPY is one of those feelings that he helped write in our minds... and going forth there will always be Happy Trails ... 

     So to all of our pickle peeps, our friends, our business partners, those of you who might feel like their in a pickle today ... just know that we wish you Happy Trails this year, and hope that our paths may cross and that our happiness may bring you good feelings as well.
photo courtesy jill johnson
     Look for us at WRLM, 9150 Garland Rd., Dallas TX 75218, Saturday, March 2 from 8am - 1pm ... and the Carrollton Gourmet Food Truck Event "Food Truckin For A Cure"   from 4pm to 9pm... and don't forget April 26-28, the 3-day Austin Food and Wine Festival ... we'll be there!  Happy Trails!