Healthy and Sane

Pickle love

August 26th, 2010 · 21 Comments · product reviews

Thank you all for the super nice birthday wishes for Adam! We went out to dinner last night- the place is becoming a bit of a tradition for Adam’s birthday (we sat at the exact same table, on the same date, 2 years ago). I’m not complaining. :) I took pictures and was planning on blogging about it tonight but then something happened today that took priority. I got distracted by pickles! 😳

I treat myself to a special food item every so often (if the grocery budget allows it that months) – it always involves small businesses. I love supporting them! So when a few weeks ago I saw a sale on Gilt for Rick’s Picks for all sorts of crazy combos of pickled goodies, I couldn’t control myself. I stocked up. Today these babies arrived. Oh, it was a good day! :mrgreen:

The pickled veggies couldn’t contain themselves inside. They wanted to come out and play in the yard (after all, our crazy rains stopped). Wheeeee

So much goodness – smoked pickled okra, pickled green beans, sweet pickles, spicy pickles, wasabi green beans, even pickled beets.


The water can piggie wants a taste too. 😆

Are you a pickle lover? What would you do with this loot?

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21 Comments so far ↓

  • #1 - Husband Adam

    You are such a dork!! :)

  • #2 - Kerstin

    LOL, such a cute post! I’m excited to hear about Mooo too!

  • #3 - Lauren

    Re: Adam’s comment – John calls me a dork approximately 4 times/week :). And it’s usually because I get so excited about food!

    I LOVE pickles and wouldn’t do a darn thing with this awesome selection except eat ’em right out of the jar.

  • #4 - Michelle

    This is such a cute post. I love pickles!

  • #5 - MelissaNibbles

    Oh girl, you have no idea how much I love pickles. I love them fried, in salads, in sandwiches, on ice cream (yup). I am so jealous of your pickle stash. If I knew where you lived, I would probably break in and steal them. Can’t wait to see what you do with them!

    *Sorry to be so excited over pickles. I’ll calm down now.

  • #6 - Marina

    Thanks for supporting small businesses! Warms my heart…

  • #7 - Tiffany

    I love old school pickles-the cukes, that is.

    As far as pickled veggies, I’ve never tried them, but something tells me I probably wouldn’t be that much of a fan. I have tried and true veggie recipes that I tend to remain loyal to, and none of them involve pickling.

    On a side note, I was really confused by the “smokra” label, and was all set to be like, “Elina, WTH is smokra?!” Then I had an “ah hah!” moment and realized it was Okra. Sometimes I think I’m really special 😛

  • #8 - Catherine

    I love everything pickled. Have you ever tried Grillos Pickles They sell them at a cart in Boston Common by Park St. and at some local stores like Dave’s Fresh Pasta. The spicy pickles are amazing.

  • #9 - Elina

    Melissa – on ice cream?!! :)

    Tiffany – hehe, smoked okra. Yup.

    Catherine – I’ve never tried them but now I’m on a mission. 😀

  • #10 - naina

    Hi Elina! I have not tried Mooo yet! Sounds like my husband and I should give it a try. And aren’t these pickled foods adorable? Did you try any of these yet? The beets and wasabi green beans seem like great pics.

  • #11 - Alicia at Poise in Parma

    That the best shipment of food you could ever receive! I love love love pickles, and pretty much anything that can be pickled! Those wasabi green beans sound amazing.

  • #12 - Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life)

    mmmm PICKLES!

    I love all pickles, but my favorites are my nannie’s homemade pickles and WICKLES :)

  • #13 - Shannon

    hehe, i don’t like pickles… although i did like the pickled green tomatoes on that sandwich 😉

  • #14 - Betsy

    Looks like Christmas in August for you!

  • #15 - sister inna


  • #16 - Sues

    Oh yay, I LOVE pickles! I’d eat them all out of the jar! Have you been to Woodward at the Ames Hotel? They pickle everything and it’s amazing. Pickled grapes are the best!

  • #17 - janetha g.

    ooooo i LOVE pickles! what a great selection!

  • #18 - Meghan

    Oh how I love all things pickled! I would add them to salads but more likely would eat half of them standing at the counter :)

  • #20 - Caroline

    Pickles are my favorite food of all time! I am jealous of your Gilt find, I had no idea about that sale! I stocked up on Grillo’s Pickle products at the South End Open market this past weekend (Pickled Green Tomatoes, Dill Relish, and Dill Pickles with a little heat added in!) I had my hand on a jar of Rick’s Picks yesterday at the Harvest Coop but set them back due to the price tag, good job finding a deal!!!

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    […] Of course I loved these pickles!! Pickled asparagus was super spicy. Love. I was really hoping to win a case (I placed my business card in a jar). Maybe there is still a chance – you know I’m a pickle junkie. […]