Spicy Slum Pickles

Want to spice up everyday refrigerator pickles with something spicy?  Try our spicy slum pickles!


8 oz miniature cucumbers, halved

2 cloves garlic coarsely chopped

½ inch ginger, sliced into thin medallions

1/8-¼ tsp whole black peppercorns

¼ tsp turmeric

½ tsp dry dill

¼ tsp cardamom

1 tsp salt

1 tsp granulated sugar

½ vinegar

½ water to cover

To Make combine ingredients in a jar, and refrigerate for at least two days. Enjoy!

Beet the Pandemic

As we continue to live our lives in isolation and spring approaches, we may be struggling with projects to keep us busy or occupied in a positive and healthy way.  I love creative projects but miss being outdoors as I find being outside healthy and a huge stress reliever.  Unfortunately the past week has delivered a ton of snow and extreme cold temperatures, so I have been confined indoors.

I like to stay healthy by eating organic fresh vegetables and love the idea of growing a garden but the ground is still frozen.  Yesterday, I grabbed some beets out of the refrigerator and noticed that one was growing!  I put the beet in a jar with some water and placed it in the window.  I then decided to plant the beet outside in a flower pot when the weather was warmer, hoping that I would have some tasty beets later in the summer.

I’m not sure how hardy beets are or if it froze to death outside, but it inspired me to start being creative indoors with foods.  At this time, we have to think outside of the box in creative ways in order to stay healthy and happy.

Beet the pandemic by staying healthy!