Welcome to the Blog!

I've been so pleasantly surprised by the number of people coming to the site, that I decided perhaps I should add a blog component!  I've been blogging on my personal site for a couple of years, but this is the first time that I've launched a blog for a specific topic.  What could I possibly [...]

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Well, it Happened…

There was no holding off any longer.  The pickle drought had to come to an end.  Super Store was selling English cucumbers for $0.99 each, which is a very good price for this time of year.  Obviously not as good as they will be in the fall, but still much better than the regular price [...]

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The Great Pickle Predicament of 2013!

We're only 2 full months into the new year, and already I've run out of Lady Ashburnham pickles!  I'm not sure if I didn't make enough (well, I guess that's a silly thing to say!) or if I gave away too many bottles throughout the year... or perhaps it was that pickle fiend I call [...]

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Fall is in the Air

I think that fall is probably my favourite season, although really it's only the first part of the season... the second half is too close to winter to be enjoyable.  But the first half... ahh... with the warm (but not hot) sunny day, the crisp evenings, and the changing fall colours... yes... this is my [...]

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Pickles or Relish?

I recently introduced a friend of mine to Lady Ashburnham pickles.  Apparently they were something that she had never seen before... "Oh!  You made relish!" Ummm no... I made pickles! Now it's become a bit of a running joke between us.  She deliberately comments on the relish... and counts the seconds until I correct her [...]

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Has it Really Been Almost a Year?!?

Incredible!  I know that I've been thinking for awhile that I should really get back onto this blog and write something new... I just didn't realize that it had been almost a year since my last post! In that time I've worked to change the layout, and hopefully the site is easier to navigate... but [...]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

If you follow my personal blog you may have seen my Thanksgiving post. My mother started a somewhat unique tradition many years ago of naming the turkey for any of her big meals.  That didn't sit well with my sister, but I thought it was funny, so I've carried on the tradition.  My kids love [...]

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And in More Pickle News…

Firstly, my apologies for the erratic changes to the blog over the last day or so.  I was trying something new, and well... it just didn't work out as well as I had hoped!  So I've reverted back to an old look, and will continue to dabble when I get a chance. I would like to thank everyone who [...]

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Website Changes

You've probably noticed that the site looks completely different than it used to.  I've switched it to a Wordpress theme called Thesis, which is more stable than what it had been running on before.  I still have some work to do to make it look better, so don't be alarmed if you log in and [...]

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My First Triple Batch!

I couple of weeks ago I made contact with a fellow blogger who had posted the story of Lady Ashburnham on her blog, Stitch Lines.  Linda has a really great site and I encourage everyone to check it out, especially if you are at all crafty!  :-) After trading a few emails back and forth, [...]

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New Poll: Do You Think You Would Benefit From a Video Series of the Making of Lady Ashburnham Pickles?

Something that was mentioned to me by more than one person was that I should really consider making a video of the pickling process, and post it here on the site. I've given this quite a bit of consideration, and I think that it would be do-able, but I don't know if it's something that [...]

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