I have a confession to make. It wasn’t until I created this site that I realized that the proper spelling of these beloved mustard pickles was actually Lady Ashburnham and not Lady Ashburn. It was always pronounced “Ashburn” in my house, so naturally that’s how I thought it was spelled. I’m not alone. When I look at the search terms that lead people here, “Lady Ashburn Pickles” is always in the Top 10.
The nights are starting to cool off a bit. The days seem noticeably shorter. And the local cucumbers are showing up in farmer’s markets and grocery stores alike! Yup! It’s almost prime pickling season!
And not a moment too soon! Our last bottle of Lady Ashburnham pickles is getting pretty low. When it comes to pickles in our house, every man, woman and child is on their own. If we don’t make a new batch (or three!) soon, there’s no telling what chaos might ensue the next time we have a roast for supper!
It’s nice to feel loved. 🙂
We celebrated Thanksgiving in Canada this weekend. It was a beautiful fall weekend to gather family and friends for a feast. I decided to cook a small turkey and invite my parents over. Somehow that grew from the three of us into my children, my sister, her boyfriend, and her children. That poor 10 pound turkey just wasn’t going to cut it! Thankfully Mum had a turkey breast that she offered to cook and bring over as well as the dressing and desserts. It was a true family effort!
The subtle change-over has turned into a full-blown assault. Summer is gone. Fall is here.
I love Fall. The days are generally warm, and the nights are cool but not frigid. I could stand for a little more daylight after supper, but that’s my only real complaint. Oh… except that Fall is too short, and I don’t like what comes after it.
Welcome to the new and improved Happy Pickler Blog!! We’ve worked hard to change the look and feel of the site, and can’t wait to share it with you!
What can you expect to find here?
All things pickle-related!
Trust us… it’s going to be great!