I simply can't believe it! When I went to our local grocery store, it was sold out of pickling spice. I've always felt strongly about supporting our local businesses. If they can't generate a decent income in a small village, they'll go elsewhere. Therefore, I pay higher prices than I would if I were to drive 15 miles to either of the large towns close by. I've always considered the convenience worth it. But not today!! I used what spice I had on hand - enough for one batch of brine - and tomorrow I'll have to drive to town to get some more. Actually, put the spice bag into each of the four batches as I brought them to a boil. At least that should have imparted some flavour to each. Tomorrow I'll make three more bags.
I'm concerned about Redzey. Have any of you heard from her? It's been more than a month since her last post in which she mentioned that there were numerous forest fires close to her home. I PM'd her a couple of days ago, but have had no response. Perhaps we need to keep her in our prayers.
Sep 13, 2009 | 9:19 PM PST
I will keep both of them in my prayers as well. Bless your heart mudpies, you are having a time getting those pickles done. I have faith you'll get em finished up tomorrow. Take care and God Bless