Our neighbor gave us a jar of homemade pickles she’d made with her grandparents, so who was I to say no to trying it at our house?
We made refrigerator pickles, which were so easy. I looked at several online recipes before I finally located my copy of Chez Panisse Vegetables, which of course had that basic master recipe that gives you a place to start and lets you add your own stamp.
Which is key when kids are cooking. It’s good to learn to measure precisely, but it’s also good to have a friendly competition over who will put the most garlic in her pickle jar.