Quoth the raven......pickles!
In spring, my fancy turns to fresh pickles. Since cucumbers are showing up at the market, it is time to break out the jars and get to work.
I understand that most people may not understand my tendency to wax rhapsodic over pickles. Ironically, they were the last thing I wanted when I was pregnant, but at all other times in my life pickles have been my boon companions.
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
Tuna salad, hamburgers, relish, fried, out of a jar......
While I can certainly appreciate the role of the cucumber as a salad ingredient, or...well....a salad ingredient, I think they don't reach their full potential until they are plunged in a pungent brine and left to marinate for a while.