It's the FINAL Countdown!

Where were you in 1986? Maybe you remember the song by Swedish rock band Europe?  

Anyway, a few gray cloudy days this last week have given us all a break from watering the garden!  I am sure most of us were trying to “water” ourselves too during the recent Seattle heat wave (read 80+ degrees for 7 days) probably got most of us looking for someplace to cool off.

The gardens are producing at a good clip now, sometimes overwhelming us with extra produce that our families are sick of eating and our friends don’t want either! What to do!

Basic Pickle Brine - Yes, you can “pickle that!” 

2 parts vinegar (rice wine, apple cider, white wine, red wine) 

1 part sugar