As record low temperatures sweep through the country, I can't help missing the summer. The other day, Evin and I ate tomato soup and grilled cheese for lunch and cracked open a jar of the pickles we made with his grandmother back in August. I've never really liked pickles but his grandparents like to eat them with sandwiches (on the side) so I gave it a shot. Maybe it helps that I had a hand in making these... I really like them! They're bread and butter pickles and due to this year's bumper crop of cucumbers, there were a lot of pickles to be made. Having a couple of tangy pickles brought back thoughts of summer to go along with our cozy winter lunch.
Apart from canning pickles and black raspberry jelly (yum), Evin and I enjoyed ice cream from Heisler's and walks on the farm (complete with a garden full of sunflowers). Ah, warmer times…please come back.