The first two photos are of freshly picked cabbages (there are ten more waiting to come into my kitchen!) and of the vegetables we had at dinner tonight. All were grown by Chris except for the tomatoes.
The next two photos show the first two steps to making Your BloomingtonGirl's Delicious Bread and Butter Pickles. First, you taste last year's batch to remind yourself it is worth the effort. Then, you slice 5 1/2 pounds of cucumbers on a Mandoline (one of the best wedding shower presents I got, by the way) to a consistent 1/8 inch thickness. After the slicing is complete, you put the cukes into a salt brine over night. Tomorrow I shall resume the process and photograph it for all my Loyal Ones.