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Flowers in the Garden-ABouquet of tasty recipes by Susan Belsinger

Curried Pickled Zucchini

Zucchini season is here and the age-old question remains. How can I possibly use up all this squash? This year, try this slightly sweet curried zucchini pickle. The end result is a pickle that is sweet without being cloying, pleasantly tangy and vividly yellow. More

In a Pickle: Pickled Cranberries

Though Thanksgiving isn't here quite yet, I'm fairly certain that you're all tired of cranberries (and if you're anything like me, you've also hit your pumpkin saturation point). And I understand (truly, I do) that the last thing you need to see is one more cranberry recipe. Yet, I couldn't resist sharing this one. Because pickled cranberries are something special. They take the natural sweet-tart nature of this little red berry and amplify it. More