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Passion for Pickles


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What a great story, Heather! Congratulations.

Monavano, I purchase boxes of just-lids at my local supermarket every year. I do keep a couple of old lids for times when I do non-canned things with Ball jars--I like to make vinaigrettes in them--but I always, always use new ones for any form of food preservation. The lids come in a small box of 10 or 12 and are right near the other canning supplies. You can also buy boxes of lids-and-rings if you need new rings for some reason.

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I thought about posting a smart ass question, but it appears a board member beat me to the punch. :lol:

I tried finding the book you mentioned (Ball Blue Book of Preserving) but it appears to be out of print. I'll give The Joy of Pickling a shot. And maybe I should also keep your number on speed dial.

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Thanks xcanuck. :lol: My favorite unpublished question:

Brokedown Palace, DC: For Ms. Shorter

As a frustrated housewife, do you make your pickles while both barefoot AND pregnant?

Heather Shorter: I think I know who this is...yes to barefoot. When I was pregnant I merely consumed them, preferably with ice cream.

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Thanks xcanuck. ;) My favorite unpublished question:

Brokedown Palace, DC: For Ms. Shorter

As a frustrated housewife, do you make your pickles while both barefoot AND pregnant?

Heather Shorter: I think I know who this is...yes to barefoot. When I was pregnant I merely consumed them, preferably with ice cream.

Don't let those wankers with their jealous comments get to you. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SHE'S BAREFOOT..............IN A KITCHEN.......SOMEONE CALL THE CLOG POLICE!!!!!!!!!! :lol:

Sometimes when folks don't have anything nice to say, they type. The article was well written, and an interesting local piece.

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This was a friend, although I am sure he will deny deny deny. :lol:

Dr. Rockwell's erudite question was entertaining too, if you enjoy the Diet of Worms.

You were seeing things. "Dr. Don Rockville, MD" might be my chiropractor.

Then again, he might not.

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Don't let those wankers with their jealous comments get to you. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SHE'S BAREFOOT..............IN A KITCHEN.......SOMEONE CALL THE CLOG POLICE!!!!!!!!!! :lol:
I assumed that was a joking reference to the comments on the Post site. Someone who created the name hausfrau something had made a post calling Heather a frustrated housewife.
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Has anyone ever in the history of humankind died because they ate pickles that were canned by someone without shoes on? Just curious, I would love to see some statistics on that.

I make jam and because we are a no outside shoes inside kind of household, I jam barefoot. I have been known to jam while barefoot and pregnant. I have a bushel of peaches waiting to be canned and guess what? I'll probably do that barefoot too. Fortunately for my friends and family, I have the whole opposable thumb thing going and don't actually involve my feet in the canning process.

Congrats on the great article, Heather.

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Heather,

Congratulations on the great press! Now that I know what you look like, I will say hi next time I see you. (I saw you at Vidalia last week, but didn't know who you were.)

I so very much want to try your recipes, and I, too, cook barefoot, but I will exercise caution with glass and boiling water.

You go, Girl!

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