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  1. #1
    Marilyn Guest

    Default Pickled Asparagus

    Went camping over the holiday weekend just a little ways from Mt. Rainier
    and went over White Pass and down into the town of Naches, which is close to
    Yakima, Washington so I could check out the farm stand produce prices.
    Nothing to yell hooray about. Harvest on a lot of things is late this year
    because we had such a cool spring. I bought 20 pounds of asparagus, which
    the guy told me was the last of the asparagus for the season. I think the
    price was $2.49 a pound, but because I bought 20 pounds, he knocked it down
    20 cents a pound. Not a great bargain, but I think it's the best I can get.

    Now I've got to get to the store and get some fresh dill and more vinegar
    and tonight I'll be making pickles, following the directions for Dilly Beans
    in the BBB. I like that one rather than the one for asparagus because it's
    spicy, using cayenne, garlic and dill. They tell me they're good in Bloody
    Marys, but I don't drink so we just use them on sandwiches like any other
    pickle or eat them by themselves.

    --
    -Marilyn



  2. #2
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Pickled Asparagus

    On Tue 06 Jul 2010 03:10:22p, Marilyn told us...

    > Went camping over the holiday weekend just a little ways from Mt.
    > Rainier and went over White Pass and down into the town of Naches,
    > which is close to Yakima, Washington so I could check out the farm
    > stand produce prices. Nothing to yell hooray about. Harvest on a
    > lot of things is late this year because we had such a cool spring.
    > I bought 20 pounds of asparagus, which the guy told me was the
    > last of the asparagus for the season. I think the price was $2.49
    > a pound, but because I bought 20 pounds, he knocked it down 20
    > cents a pound. Not a great bargain, but I think it's the best I
    > can get.


    20 cents a pound for asparagus is not a great bargain? I guess you
    wanted it for free.

    > Now I've got to get to the store and get some fresh dill and more
    > vinegar and tonight I'll be making pickles, following the
    > directions for Dilly Beans in the BBB. I like that one rather
    > than the one for asparagus because it's spicy, using cayenne,
    > garlic and dill. They tell me they're good in Bloody Marys, but I
    > don't drink so we just use them on sandwiches like any other
    > pickle or eat them by themselves.
    >




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  3. #3
    Kathi Jones Guest

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    "Wayne Boatwright" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] 5.247...
    > On Tue 06 Jul 2010 03:10:22p, Marilyn told us...
    >
    >> Went camping over the holiday weekend just a little ways from Mt.
    >> Rainier and went over White Pass and down into the town of Naches,
    >> which is close to Yakima, Washington so I could check out the farm
    >> stand produce prices. Nothing to yell hooray about. Harvest on a
    >> lot of things is late this year because we had such a cool spring.
    >> I bought 20 pounds of asparagus, which the guy told me was the
    >> last of the asparagus for the season. I think the price was $2.49
    >> a pound, but because I bought 20 pounds, he knocked it down 20
    >> cents a pound. Not a great bargain, but I think it's the best I
    >> can get.

    >
    > 20 cents a pound for asparagus is not a great bargain? I guess you
    > wanted it for free.
    >


    that's the way I read it the first time too...but I think Marilyn means down
    20 cents from 2.49.... and that would be 2.29 a pound...

    Kathi,

    wondering if I'd like to try pickled asparagus in a Bloody
    Mary...mmmmmmmmmmm



    >> Now I've got to get to the store and get some fresh dill and more
    >> vinegar and tonight I'll be making pickles, following the
    >> directions for Dilly Beans in the BBB. I like that one rather
    >> than the one for asparagus because it's spicy, using cayenne,
    >> garlic and dill. They tell me they're good in Bloody Marys, but I
    >> don't drink so we just use them on sandwiches like any other
    >> pickle or eat them by themselves.
    >>

    >
    >
    >
    > --
    >
    > ~~ If there's a nit to pick, some nitwit will pick it. ~~
    >
    > ~~ A mind is a terrible thing to lose. ~~
    >
    > ************************************************** ********
    >
    > Wayne Boatwright
    >




  4. #4
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Pickled Asparagus

    On Tue, 6 Jul 2010 22:10:22 +0000 (UTC), Marilyn wrote:

    > Now I've got to get to the store and get some fresh dill and more vinegar
    > and tonight I'll be making pickles, following the directions for Dilly Beans
    > in the BBB. I like that one rather than the one for asparagus because it's
    > spicy, using cayenne, garlic and dill. They tell me they're good in Bloody
    > Marys, but I don't drink so we just use them on sandwiches like any other
    > pickle or eat them by themselves.


    The best pickled asparagus I've ever had were fermented. A bunch
    of stoners with chronic munchies ran a farm <ahem> and made a lot
    of great gourmeish foods. They had a stand at the flea market
    every Saturday in Santa Cruz, CA. This was something that I'd
    love to be able to duplicate, but my first attempt was kinda
    dismal.

    The farts after eating these are tremendouos. The kind that make
    you proud.

    -sw

  5. #5
    Ranée at Arabian Knits Guest

    Default Re: Pickled Asparagus

    In article <i109kd$dj6$[email protected]>,
    "Marilyn" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I bought 20 pounds of asparagus, which
    > the guy told me was the last of the asparagus for the season. I think the
    > price was $2.49 a pound, but because I bought 20 pounds, he knocked it down
    > 20 cents a pound. Not a great bargain, but I think it's the best I can get.


    Oh man! You should have come out our way! We've been able to get
    asparagus at the farmer's market (6 pounds or more) for $1.50 a pound.

    Regards,
    Ranee @ Arabian Knits

    "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13

    http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/

  6. #6
    Marilyn Guest

    Default Re: Pickled Asparagus

    "Wayne Boatwright" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] 5.247...
    > On Tue 06 Jul 2010 03:10:22p, Marilyn told us...
    >
    >> Went camping over the holiday weekend just a little ways from Mt.
    >> Rainier and went over White Pass and down into the town of Naches,
    >> which is close to Yakima, Washington so I could check out the farm
    >> stand produce prices. Nothing to yell hooray about. Harvest on a
    >> lot of things is late this year because we had such a cool spring.
    >> I bought 20 pounds of asparagus, which the guy told me was the
    >> last of the asparagus for the season. I think the price was $2.49
    >> a pound, but because I bought 20 pounds, he knocked it down 20
    >> cents a pound. Not a great bargain, but I think it's the best I
    >> can get.

    >
    > 20 cents a pound for asparagus is not a great bargain? I guess you
    > wanted it for free.
    >
    >> Now I've got to get to the store and get some fresh dill and more
    >> vinegar and tonight I'll be making pickles, following the
    >> directions for Dilly Beans in the BBB. I like that one rather
    >> than the one for asparagus because it's spicy, using cayenne,
    >> garlic and dill. They tell me they're good in Bloody Marys, but I
    >> don't drink so we just use them on sandwiches like any other
    >> pickle or eat them by themselves.
    >>


    You misread that. I said the price was knocked down 20 cents a pound, not
    to 20 cents a pound, so it was $2.29 a pound, rather than $2.49.



    --
    -Marilyn



  7. #7
    Marilyn Guest

    Default Re: Pickled Asparagus

    "Ranée at Arabian Knits" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]elegated.example.com...
    > In article <i109kd$dj6$[email protected]>,
    > "Marilyn" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I bought 20 pounds of asparagus, which
    >> the guy told me was the last of the asparagus for the season. I think
    >> the
    >> price was $2.49 a pound, but because I bought 20 pounds, he knocked it
    >> down
    >> 20 cents a pound. Not a great bargain, but I think it's the best I can
    >> get.

    >
    > Oh man! You should have come out our way! We've been able to get
    > asparagus at the farmer's market (6 pounds or more) for $1.50 a pound.
    >


    $1.50 a pound? That is indeed a bargain. Yeah, I was surprised that he
    wanted so much, although it is about $3.99 in the stores around here. My
    daughter said she saw some at the farmer's market locally, but they wanted
    $4.99 a pound. Maybe it was because it was so late in the season.

    I just finished pickling it and got 11 quarts.



    --
    -Marilyn



  8. #8
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Pickled Asparagus

    On Tue 06 Jul 2010 10:17:39p, Marilyn told us...

    > "Wayne Boatwright" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected] 5.247...
    >> On Tue 06 Jul 2010 03:10:22p, Marilyn told us...
    >>
    >>> Went camping over the holiday weekend just a little ways from
    >>> Mt. Rainier and went over White Pass and down into the town of
    >>> Naches, which is close to Yakima, Washington so I could check
    >>> out the farm stand produce prices. Nothing to yell hooray about.
    >>> Harvest on a lot of things is late this year because we had
    >>> such a cool spring.
    >>> I bought 20 pounds of asparagus, which the guy told me was the
    >>> last of the asparagus for the season. I think the price was
    >>> $2.49 a pound, but because I bought 20 pounds, he knocked it
    >>> down 20 cents a pound. Not a great bargain, but I think it's
    >>> the best I can get.

    >>
    >> 20 cents a pound for asparagus is not a great bargain? I guess
    >> you wanted it for free.
    >>
    >>> Now I've got to get to the store and get some fresh dill and
    >>> more vinegar and tonight I'll be making pickles, following the
    >>> directions for Dilly Beans in the BBB. I like that one rather
    >>> than the one for asparagus because it's spicy, using cayenne,
    >>> garlic and dill. They tell me they're good in Bloody Marys, but
    >>> I don't drink so we just use them on sandwiches like any other
    >>> pickle or eat them by themselves.
    >>>

    >
    > You misread that. I said the price was knocked down 20 cents a
    > pound, not to 20 cents a pound, so it was $2.29 a pound, rather
    > than $2.49.
    >
    >
    >


    I sure did. Sorry, Marilyn. You'd think if you bought 20 lbs. that
    he'd have reduced it more.

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    ~~ A mind is a terrible thing to lose. ~~

    ************************************************** ********

    Wayne Boatwright


  9. #9
    Marilyn Guest

    Default Re: Pickled Asparagus

    "Wayne Boatwright" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] 5.250...
    > On Tue 06 Jul 2010 10:17:39p, Marilyn told us...
    >
    >> "Wayne Boatwright" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected] 5.247...
    >>> On Tue 06 Jul 2010 03:10:22p, Marilyn told us...
    >>>
    >>>> Went camping over the holiday weekend just a little ways from
    >>>> Mt. Rainier and went over White Pass and down into the town of
    >>>> Naches, which is close to Yakima, Washington so I could check
    >>>> out the farm stand produce prices. Nothing to yell hooray about.
    >>>> Harvest on a lot of things is late this year because we had
    >>>> such a cool spring.
    >>>> I bought 20 pounds of asparagus, which the guy told me was the
    >>>> last of the asparagus for the season. I think the price was
    >>>> $2.49 a pound, but because I bought 20 pounds, he knocked it
    >>>> down 20 cents a pound. Not a great bargain, but I think it's
    >>>> the best I can get.
    >>>
    >>> 20 cents a pound for asparagus is not a great bargain? I guess
    >>> you wanted it for free.
    >>>
    >>>> Now I've got to get to the store and get some fresh dill and
    >>>> more vinegar and tonight I'll be making pickles, following the
    >>>> directions for Dilly Beans in the BBB. I like that one rather
    >>>> than the one for asparagus because it's spicy, using cayenne,
    >>>> garlic and dill. They tell me they're good in Bloody Marys, but
    >>>> I don't drink so we just use them on sandwiches like any other
    >>>> pickle or eat them by themselves.
    >>>>

    >>
    >> You misread that. I said the price was knocked down 20 cents a
    >> pound, not to 20 cents a pound, so it was $2.29 a pound, rather
    >> than $2.49.
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    > I sure did. Sorry, Marilyn. You'd think if you bought 20 lbs. that
    > he'd have reduced it more.
    >


    I know, I was surprised about that, too. The place I had previously bought
    asparagus at, further up the road, sold it to me at a greatly reduced price
    then because it was the last of the asparagus. I didn't like this place
    nearly as well, but I was tired and didn't want to go driving all over
    looking for a better price. He tried to get me to make sure I brought him a
    jar of the pickled ones when I come back next year. Oh, sure, I'll bring
    him a jar, but it will cost him $10 for that jar. I don't give my asparagus
    pickles away to anyone. They don't leave the house. I'm selfish and keep
    them all for my own family, not even extended family gets any, unless
    they're visiting and I serve them on the table.



    --
    -Marilyn



  10. #10
    Nick Cramer Guest

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    Sqwertz <[email protected]> wrote:
    > [ . . . ]
    > The best pickled asparagus I've ever had were fermented. A bunch
    > of stoners with chronic munchies ran a farm <ahem> and made a lot
    > of great gourmeish foods. They had a stand at the flea market
    > every Saturday in Santa Cruz, CA. This was something that I'd
    > love to be able to duplicate, but my first attempt was kinda
    > dismal.


    Did they use dill or some other kind of 'weed'?

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  11. #11
    Nick Cramer Guest

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    "Marilyn" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > [ . . . ] I don't give my asparagus pickles away to anyone. They don't
    > leave the house. I'm selfish and keep them all for my own family, not
    > even extended family gets any, unless they're visiting and I serve them
    > on the table.


    When may I come by for dinner, Cousin Marilyn? I'll bring Vodka and the
    rest of the makin's for Bloody Marys.

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  12. #12
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

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    On Wed 07 Jul 2010 07:52:33p, Marilyn told us...

    > "Wayne Boatwright" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected] 5.250...
    >> On Tue 06 Jul 2010 10:17:39p, Marilyn told us...
    >>
    >>> "Wayne Boatwright" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:[email protected] 5.247...
    >>>> On Tue 06 Jul 2010 03:10:22p, Marilyn told us...
    >>>>
    >>>>> Went camping over the holiday weekend just a little ways from
    >>>>> Mt. Rainier and went over White Pass and down into the town of
    >>>>> Naches, which is close to Yakima, Washington so I could check
    >>>>> out the farm stand produce prices. Nothing to yell hooray
    >>>>> about.
    >>>>> Harvest on a lot of things is late this year because we had
    >>>>> such a cool spring.
    >>>>> I bought 20 pounds of asparagus, which the guy told me was
    >>>>> the
    >>>>> last of the asparagus for the season. I think the price was
    >>>>> $2.49 a pound, but because I bought 20 pounds, he knocked it
    >>>>> down 20 cents a pound. Not a great bargain, but I think it's
    >>>>> the best I can get.
    >>>>
    >>>> 20 cents a pound for asparagus is not a great bargain? I guess
    >>>> you wanted it for free.
    >>>>
    >>>>> Now I've got to get to the store and get some fresh dill and
    >>>>> more vinegar and tonight I'll be making pickles, following the
    >>>>> directions for Dilly Beans in the BBB. I like that one rather
    >>>>> than the one for asparagus because it's spicy, using cayenne,
    >>>>> garlic and dill. They tell me they're good in Bloody Marys,
    >>>>> but I don't drink so we just use them on sandwiches like any
    >>>>> other pickle or eat them by themselves.
    >>>>>
    >>>
    >>> You misread that. I said the price was knocked down 20 cents a
    >>> pound, not to 20 cents a pound, so it was $2.29 a pound, rather
    >>> than $2.49.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> I sure did. Sorry, Marilyn. You'd think if you bought 20 lbs.
    >> that he'd have reduced it more.
    >>

    >
    > I know, I was surprised about that, too. The place I had
    > previously bought asparagus at, further up the road, sold it to me
    > at a greatly reduced price then because it was the last of the
    > asparagus. I didn't like this place nearly as well, but I was
    > tired and didn't want to go driving all over looking for a better
    > price. He tried to get me to make sure I brought him a jar of the
    > pickled ones when I come back next year. Oh, sure, I'll bring him
    > a jar, but it will cost him $10 for that jar. I don't give my
    > asparagus pickles away to anyone. They don't leave the house.
    > I'm selfish and keep them all for my own family, not even extended
    > family gets any, unless they're visiting and I serve them on the
    > table.
    >
    >
    >


    I guess that let's me out. :-(

    --

    ~~ If there's a nit to pick, some nitwit will pick it. ~~

    ~~ A mind is a terrible thing to lose. ~~

    ************************************************** ********

    Wayne Boatwright


  13. #13
    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: Pickled Asparagus

    On 7/8/2010 9:43 AM, Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    > On Wed 07 Jul 2010 07:52:33p, Marilyn told us...
    >
    >> "Wayne Boatwright"<[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:Xns9DAE587CE28E2wayneboatwrightx[email protected] 5.250...
    >>> On Tue 06 Jul 2010 10:17:39p, Marilyn told us...
    >>>
    >>>> "Wayne Boatwright"<[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>> news:[email protected] 5.247...
    >>>>> On Tue 06 Jul 2010 03:10:22p, Marilyn told us...
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> Went camping over the holiday weekend just a little ways from
    >>>>>> Mt. Rainier and went over White Pass and down into the town of
    >>>>>> Naches, which is close to Yakima, Washington so I could check
    >>>>>> out the farm stand produce prices. Nothing to yell hooray
    >>>>>> about.
    >>>>>> Harvest on a lot of things is late this year because we had
    >>>>>> such a cool spring.
    >>>>>> I bought 20 pounds of asparagus, which the guy told me was
    >>>>>> the
    >>>>>> last of the asparagus for the season. I think the price was
    >>>>>> $2.49 a pound, but because I bought 20 pounds, he knocked it
    >>>>>> down 20 cents a pound. Not a great bargain, but I think it's
    >>>>>> the best I can get.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 20 cents a pound for asparagus is not a great bargain? I guess
    >>>>> you wanted it for free.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> Now I've got to get to the store and get some fresh dill and
    >>>>>> more vinegar and tonight I'll be making pickles, following the
    >>>>>> directions for Dilly Beans in the BBB. I like that one rather
    >>>>>> than the one for asparagus because it's spicy, using cayenne,
    >>>>>> garlic and dill. They tell me they're good in Bloody Marys,
    >>>>>> but I don't drink so we just use them on sandwiches like any
    >>>>>> other pickle or eat them by themselves.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> You misread that. I said the price was knocked down 20 cents a
    >>>> pound, not to 20 cents a pound, so it was $2.29 a pound, rather
    >>>> than $2.49.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> I sure did. Sorry, Marilyn. You'd think if you bought 20 lbs.
    >>> that he'd have reduced it more.
    >>>

    >>
    >> I know, I was surprised about that, too. The place I had
    >> previously bought asparagus at, further up the road, sold it to me
    >> at a greatly reduced price then because it was the last of the
    >> asparagus. I didn't like this place nearly as well, but I was
    >> tired and didn't want to go driving all over looking for a better
    >> price. He tried to get me to make sure I brought him a jar of the
    >> pickled ones when I come back next year. Oh, sure, I'll bring him
    >> a jar, but it will cost him $10 for that jar. I don't give my
    >> asparagus pickles away to anyone. They don't leave the house.
    >> I'm selfish and keep them all for my own family, not even extended
    >> family gets any, unless they're visiting and I serve them on the
    >> table.
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    > I guess that let's me out. :-(
    >


    That's okay Wayne, you've been on Usenet so long you're getting closer
    to being kin all the time. <G>

  14. #14
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Pickled Asparagus

    On Thu 08 Jul 2010 08:35:04a, George Shirley told us...

    > On 7/8/2010 9:43 AM, Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    >> On Wed 07 Jul 2010 07:52:33p, Marilyn told us...
    >>
    >>> "Wayne Boatwright"<[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:[email protected] 5.250...
    >>>> On Tue 06 Jul 2010 10:17:39p, Marilyn told us...
    >>>>
    >>>>> "Wayne Boatwright"<[email protected]> wrote in
    >>>>> message
    >>>>> news:[email protected] 5.247...
    >>>>>> On Tue 06 Jul 2010 03:10:22p, Marilyn told us...
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Went camping over the holiday weekend just a little ways
    >>>>>>> from Mt. Rainier and went over White Pass and down into the
    >>>>>>> town of Naches, which is close to Yakima, Washington so I
    >>>>>>> could check out the farm stand produce prices. Nothing to
    >>>>>>> yell hooray about.
    >>>>>>> Harvest on a lot of things is late this year because we
    >>>>>>> had
    >>>>>>> such a cool spring.
    >>>>>>> I bought 20 pounds of asparagus, which the guy told me was
    >>>>>>> the
    >>>>>>> last of the asparagus for the season. I think the price was
    >>>>>>> $2.49 a pound, but because I bought 20 pounds, he knocked it
    >>>>>>> down 20 cents a pound. Not a great bargain, but I think
    >>>>>>> it's the best I can get.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> 20 cents a pound for asparagus is not a great bargain? I
    >>>>>> guess you wanted it for free.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Now I've got to get to the store and get some fresh dill and
    >>>>>>> more vinegar and tonight I'll be making pickles, following
    >>>>>>> the directions for Dilly Beans in the BBB. I like that one
    >>>>>>> rather than the one for asparagus because it's spicy, using
    >>>>>>> cayenne, garlic and dill. They tell me they're good in
    >>>>>>> Bloody Marys, but I don't drink so we just use them on
    >>>>>>> sandwiches like any other pickle or eat them by themselves.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> You misread that. I said the price was knocked down 20 cents
    >>>>> a pound, not to 20 cents a pound, so it was $2.29 a pound,
    >>>>> rather than $2.49.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> I sure did. Sorry, Marilyn. You'd think if you bought 20 lbs.
    >>>> that he'd have reduced it more.
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> I know, I was surprised about that, too. The place I had
    >>> previously bought asparagus at, further up the road, sold it to
    >>> me at a greatly reduced price then because it was the last of
    >>> the asparagus. I didn't like this place nearly as well, but I
    >>> was tired and didn't want to go driving all over looking for a
    >>> better price. He tried to get me to make sure I brought him a
    >>> jar of the pickled ones when I come back next year. Oh, sure,
    >>> I'll bring him a jar, but it will cost him $10 for that jar. I
    >>> don't give my asparagus pickles away to anyone. They don't
    >>> leave the house. I'm selfish and keep them all for my own
    >>> family, not even extended family gets any, unless they're
    >>> visiting and I serve them on the table.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> I guess that let's me out. :-(
    >>

    >
    > That's okay Wayne, you've been on Usenet so long you're getting
    > closer to being kin all the time. <G>
    >


    Thanks, George! "

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    ~~ A mind is a terrible thing to lose. ~~

    ************************************************** ********

    Wayne Boatwright


  15. #15
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

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    On Thu 08 Jul 2010 08:35:04a, George Shirley told us...

    > On 7/8/2010 9:43 AM, Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    >> On Wed 07 Jul 2010 07:52:33p, Marilyn told us...
    >>
    >>> "Wayne Boatwright"<[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:[email protected] 5.250...
    >>>> On Tue 06 Jul 2010 10:17:39p, Marilyn told us...
    >>>>
    >>>>> "Wayne Boatwright"<[email protected]> wrote in
    >>>>> message
    >>>>> news:[email protected] 5.247...
    >>>>>> On Tue 06 Jul 2010 03:10:22p, Marilyn told us...
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Went camping over the holiday weekend just a little ways
    >>>>>>> from Mt. Rainier and went over White Pass and down into the
    >>>>>>> town of Naches, which is close to Yakima, Washington so I
    >>>>>>> could check out the farm stand produce prices. Nothing to
    >>>>>>> yell hooray about.
    >>>>>>> Harvest on a lot of things is late this year because we
    >>>>>>> had
    >>>>>>> such a cool spring.
    >>>>>>> I bought 20 pounds of asparagus, which the guy told me was
    >>>>>>> the
    >>>>>>> last of the asparagus for the season. I think the price was
    >>>>>>> $2.49 a pound, but because I bought 20 pounds, he knocked it
    >>>>>>> down 20 cents a pound. Not a great bargain, but I think
    >>>>>>> it's the best I can get.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> 20 cents a pound for asparagus is not a great bargain? I
    >>>>>> guess you wanted it for free.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Now I've got to get to the store and get some fresh dill and
    >>>>>>> more vinegar and tonight I'll be making pickles, following
    >>>>>>> the directions for Dilly Beans in the BBB. I like that one
    >>>>>>> rather than the one for asparagus because it's spicy, using
    >>>>>>> cayenne, garlic and dill. They tell me they're good in
    >>>>>>> Bloody Marys, but I don't drink so we just use them on
    >>>>>>> sandwiches like any other pickle or eat them by themselves.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> You misread that. I said the price was knocked down 20 cents
    >>>>> a pound, not to 20 cents a pound, so it was $2.29 a pound,
    >>>>> rather than $2.49.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> I sure did. Sorry, Marilyn. You'd think if you bought 20 lbs.
    >>>> that he'd have reduced it more.
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> I know, I was surprised about that, too. The place I had
    >>> previously bought asparagus at, further up the road, sold it to
    >>> me at a greatly reduced price then because it was the last of
    >>> the asparagus. I didn't like this place nearly as well, but I
    >>> was tired and didn't want to go driving all over looking for a
    >>> better price. He tried to get me to make sure I brought him a
    >>> jar of the pickled ones when I come back next year. Oh, sure,
    >>> I'll bring him a jar, but it will cost him $10 for that jar. I
    >>> don't give my asparagus pickles away to anyone. They don't
    >>> leave the house. I'm selfish and keep them all for my own
    >>> family, not even extended family gets any, unless they're
    >>> visiting and I serve them on the table.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> I guess that let's me out. :-(
    >>

    >
    > That's okay Wayne, you've been on Usenet so long you're getting
    > closer to being kin all the time. <G>
    >


    Thanks, George! "

    I haven't been pickling for a while now, but I'd like to get back to
    it. I used to make really good B&B pickles, dilly beans, pickled
    beets, brined dills, half-sours, pickled okra, and various "candied"
    pickle spears. As far as cukes go, it's very difficult to find fresh
    kirbys out here. When you do see them they are well past their
    prime.

    When I do make something and have a quantity of it, I always share
    it.

    --

    ~~ If there's a nit to pick, some nitwit will pick it. ~~

    ~~ A mind is a terrible thing to lose. ~~

    ************************************************** ********

    Wayne Boatwright


  16. #16
    Marilyn Guest

    Default Re: Pickled Asparagus

    "Nick Cramer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:20100708014434.244$[email protected]..
    > "Marilyn" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> [ . . . ] I don't give my asparagus pickles away to anyone. They don't
    >> leave the house. I'm selfish and keep them all for my own family, not
    >> even extended family gets any, unless they're visiting and I serve them
    >> on the table.

    >
    > When may I come by for dinner, Cousin Marilyn? I'll bring Vodka and the
    > rest of the makin's for Bloody Marys.
    >


    Since we don't do alcohol in my house, those will have to be Virgin Marys.



    --
    -Marilyn



  17. #17
    Kathi Jones Guest

    Default Re: Pickled Asparagus


    "Wayne Boatwright" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] 5.247...
    > On Thu 08 Jul 2010 08:35:04a, George Shirley told us...
    >
    >> On 7/8/2010 9:43 AM, Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    >>> On Wed 07 Jul 2010 07:52:33p, Marilyn told us...
    >>>
    >>>> "Wayne Boatwright"<[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>> news:[email protected] 5.250...
    >>>>> On Tue 06 Jul 2010 10:17:39p, Marilyn told us...
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> "Wayne Boatwright"<[email protected]> wrote in
    >>>>>> message
    >>>>>> news:[email protected] 5.247...
    >>>>>>> On Tue 06 Jul 2010 03:10:22p, Marilyn told us...
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Went camping over the holiday weekend just a little ways
    >>>>>>>> from Mt. Rainier and went over White Pass and down into the
    >>>>>>>> town of Naches, which is close to Yakima, Washington so I
    >>>>>>>> could check out the farm stand produce prices. Nothing to
    >>>>>>>> yell hooray about.
    >>>>>>>> Harvest on a lot of things is late this year because we
    >>>>>>>> had
    >>>>>>>> such a cool spring.
    >>>>>>>> I bought 20 pounds of asparagus, which the guy told me was
    >>>>>>>> the
    >>>>>>>> last of the asparagus for the season. I think the price was
    >>>>>>>> $2.49 a pound, but because I bought 20 pounds, he knocked it
    >>>>>>>> down 20 cents a pound. Not a great bargain, but I think
    >>>>>>>> it's the best I can get.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> 20 cents a pound for asparagus is not a great bargain? I
    >>>>>>> guess you wanted it for free.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Now I've got to get to the store and get some fresh dill and
    >>>>>>>> more vinegar and tonight I'll be making pickles, following
    >>>>>>>> the directions for Dilly Beans in the BBB. I like that one
    >>>>>>>> rather than the one for asparagus because it's spicy, using
    >>>>>>>> cayenne, garlic and dill. They tell me they're good in
    >>>>>>>> Bloody Marys, but I don't drink so we just use them on
    >>>>>>>> sandwiches like any other pickle or eat them by themselves.
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> You misread that. I said the price was knocked down 20 cents
    >>>>>> a pound, not to 20 cents a pound, so it was $2.29 a pound,
    >>>>>> rather than $2.49.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I sure did. Sorry, Marilyn. You'd think if you bought 20 lbs.
    >>>>> that he'd have reduced it more.
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> I know, I was surprised about that, too. The place I had
    >>>> previously bought asparagus at, further up the road, sold it to
    >>>> me at a greatly reduced price then because it was the last of
    >>>> the asparagus. I didn't like this place nearly as well, but I
    >>>> was tired and didn't want to go driving all over looking for a
    >>>> better price. He tried to get me to make sure I brought him a
    >>>> jar of the pickled ones when I come back next year. Oh, sure,
    >>>> I'll bring him a jar, but it will cost him $10 for that jar. I
    >>>> don't give my asparagus pickles away to anyone. They don't
    >>>> leave the house. I'm selfish and keep them all for my own
    >>>> family, not even extended family gets any, unless they're
    >>>> visiting and I serve them on the table.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> I guess that let's me out. :-(
    >>>

    >>
    >> That's okay Wayne, you've been on Usenet so long you're getting
    >> closer to being kin all the time. <G>
    >>

    >
    > Thanks, George! "
    >
    > I haven't been pickling for a while now, but I'd like to get back to
    > it. I used to make really good B&B pickles, dilly beans, pickled
    > beets, brined dills, half-sours, pickled okra, and various "candied"
    > pickle spears. As far as cukes go, it's very difficult to find fresh
    > kirbys out here. When you do see them they are well past their
    > prime.


    I know what you mean. When I tried growing them, there were never enough at
    once to make a batch, and when I find them in the store they're soft and
    limp ....ew.........wonder if the Pickle Crisp would help with that? I got
    friends and family chomping at the bit for another batch of Barb's B&B
    pickles

    Kathi



    >
    > When I do make something and have a quantity of it, I always share
    > it.
    >
    > --
    >
    > ~~ If there's a nit to pick, some nitwit will pick it. ~~
    >
    > ~~ A mind is a terrible thing to lose. ~~
    >
    > ************************************************** ********
    >
    > Wayne Boatwright
    >




  18. #18
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Pickled Asparagus

    On Thu 08 Jul 2010 12:06:06p, Marilyn told us...

    > "Nick Cramer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:20100708014434.244$[email protected]..
    >> "Marilyn" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>> [ . . . ] I don't give my asparagus pickles away to anyone.
    >>> They don't leave the house. I'm selfish and keep them all for
    >>> my own family, not even extended family gets any, unless they're
    >>> visiting and I serve them on the table.

    >>
    >> When may I come by for dinner, Cousin Marilyn? I'll bring Vodka
    >> and the rest of the makin's for Bloody Marys.
    >>

    >
    > Since we don't do alcohol in my house, those will have to be
    > Virgin Marys.


    What if we lure Mary outside the house?

    --

    ~~ If there's a nit to pick, some nitwit will pick it. ~~

    ~~ A mind is a terrible thing to lose. ~~

    ************************************************** ********

    Wayne Boatwright


  19. #19
    Marilyn Guest

    Default Re: Pickled Asparagus

    "Wayne Boatwright" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] 5.247...
    > On Thu 08 Jul 2010 12:06:06p, Marilyn told us...
    >
    >> "Nick Cramer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:20100708014434.244$[email protected]..
    >>> "Marilyn" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>> [ . . . ] I don't give my asparagus pickles away to anyone.
    >>>> They don't leave the house. I'm selfish and keep them all for
    >>>> my own family, not even extended family gets any, unless they're
    >>>> visiting and I serve them on the table.
    >>>
    >>> When may I come by for dinner, Cousin Marilyn? I'll bring Vodka
    >>> and the rest of the makin's for Bloody Marys.
    >>>

    >>
    >> Since we don't do alcohol in my house, those will have to be
    >> Virgin Marys.

    >
    > What if we lure Mary outside the house?
    >


    Sure, you can drink out in the street.



    --
    -Marilyn



  20. #20
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Pickled Asparagus

    On Fri 09 Jul 2010 01:09:45p, Marilyn told us...

    > "Wayne Boatwright" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected] 5.247...
    >> On Thu 08 Jul 2010 12:06:06p, Marilyn told us...
    >>
    >>> "Nick Cramer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:20100708014434.244$[email protected]..
    >>>> "Marilyn" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>>> [ . . . ] I don't give my asparagus pickles away to anyone.
    >>>>> They don't leave the house. I'm selfish and keep them all for
    >>>>> my own family, not even extended family gets any, unless

    they're
    >>>>> visiting and I serve them on the table.
    >>>>
    >>>> When may I come by for dinner, Cousin Marilyn? I'll bring Vodka
    >>>> and the rest of the makin's for Bloody Marys.
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> Since we don't do alcohol in my house, those will have to be
    >>> Virgin Marys.

    >>
    >> What if we lure Mary outside the house?
    >>

    >
    > Sure, you can drink out in the street.
    >
    >
    >


    <G>

    Actually, I think we might have a bottle or two of liquor in the
    hours, but I'm not even sure where. As a rule we don't drink. If we
    go out for a birthday or anniversay, I might have a cocktail.

    --

    ~~ If there's a nit to pick, some nitwit will pick it. ~~

    ~~ A mind is a terrible thing to lose. ~~

    ************************************************** ********

    Wayne Boatwright


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