Wednesday, March 10, 2010
My name is Janet Ann Collins and I am a pickle addict. Yes, really. (Well, sort of.)
Because of my food allergies I couldn't eat pickles for years and about a year ago I was delighted to find some with no ingredients I'm allergic to. My husband and I eat them nearly every day in sandwiches for lunch and I chop the pickles to put in tuna and potato salad in the summer.
But that's not all.
I've discovered that many foods taste delicious when cooked in pickle juice. For quick, homemade meals I often pour pickle juice over fish or chicken parts and microwave them. That's an easy way for kids to prepare a main dish.
And celery, cut up and boiled in a mixture of pickle juice and water, makes a tasty vegetable that might appeal to some fussy eaters.
If kids like sweet pickles, a few of the tiny ones are a good green veggie to pack in a school lunch.
I hope some of these suggestions appeal to other people. Maybe there will be more pickle addicts as a result.