The forecast was right. It began snowing at about 8 pm and snowed hard all night, big heavy wet flakes of snow. This morning, the snow is packed down and doesn’t appear to be that much in volume, but the shrubs and plants bowing under the snow tell the tale more accurately.
To take my mind off the hideous weather, I tried a new recipe today, Dilly Brussels Sprouts. I tasted some made by a Maine company, Mike’s Maine Pickles, and once tasted, had to make them for myself. I found a recipe for them in my old Ball Blue Book, and yesterday at the farmer’s market, bought 7 stalks which became about 7 lbs of sprouts (I have 4 plants in my garden, but am saving them for fresh eating).
Dan helped me prep the sprouts last night, and this morning, I turned them into pickles. Here’s the recipe I used, from the 31 edition Ball Blue Book, published in 1988. I noticed Mike’s recipe used dill weed and mustard seeds, and I did not.
I can hardly wait to taste them, but they should sit for about a month or so to mellow. I’m counting the days….