Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The beauty of pickle juice


George and the precious gallon of pickle juice



The pleasures of summer al fresco dining are many; fresh Michigan products, checking on the garden growing, enjoying full flowers on the deck, and great food with friends and family on the patio.

And so it was on Sunday. With the added glamour and taste of a GALLON of McClure's pickle juice. Our pals at blogs.gangofpour.com, Kim and George, scored majorly with this item. A surfeit of flavor! What to do?

Bloody Marys all around. Ice cold veggie juice (Trader Joe's veggie patch, low sodium for health), a couple of slurps of McClure's elixir, some Worcestershire, hot sauce, celery bitter (yup, thanks Kim!), and a long crispy stalk of celery for mixing.

Mmmmmm, icy, cold, spicy, salty, savory---an antidote to heat and humidity and a wonderful aperitif for a great grilled dinner to follow. Ending with frozen peach ice cream pie.

Don't you just love summer eating?

3 comments:

Kim Adams said...

Yes we do. Love summer drinking too! Thanks for hosting an excellent summer's repast.

Anonymous said...

Love your blog! I'm not much of a Bloody Mary girl, but I'd love the recipe for the peach ice cream pie! I was looking at your other posts, and now I've got some good ideas for places to eat...thanks!

Donna said...

Love your blog! I'm not much of a Bloody Mary girl, but I'd like the recipe for the peach ice cream pie! I was looking at your other posts, and now I've got some good ideas for places to eat...thanks!