11.5.09

Dill Pickles

The other night for dinner I was having a craving for a cucumber, tomato, dill and sour cream salad. I picked up the ingredients at the Viktualienmarkt, including a fresh bundle of dill, and hopped on the U-Bahn to head for home.

The bag was sitting on my lap and the instant the smell of dill hit my nostrils the memory came flooding in. When I was a child living in Philadelphia, I made summer visits to my grandparents in Connecticut. One of the things I always loved were my grandfather's homemade pickles, waiting in a crock in the fridge, soaking in briney water and seasoned with fresh dill from the garden. Sliced into spears and the highlight of any lunch. I could have eaten them all.

I still haven't found pickles anywhere that I like so much. Maybe I need to pick up the tradition myself now.

Posted from Munich

3 comments:

aimee said...

yum! if you do, please share the recipe.

hope your first week on the new gig goes well.

Expat Traveler said...

Yes - that sounds outstanding! :)

G in Berlin said...

That takes me back to my childhood- Eastern European background? I replace it with magerquark here, the only uniquely German foodstuff that I will miss- tastes like sour cream with very few calories.
In fact, I will go cut up a cuke, some radishes and a tomatoe and throw them in with some dill and parsely (the parsley on the deck is huge, my basil is drowning:().