Pickle Creek’s “Company” Salad

Pickle Creek’s “Company” Salad

I call this simple salad Company Salad because it’s the one I serve whenever I have company coming over for dinner. At various other times I’ve called this dish Garden Party Salad, Sunday Dinner Salad, and Mother-in-Law Salad. Whatever the name, the theme is the same: This is a salad to impress.   The variations on this salad are as […]

Florida Food Adventures

Florida Food Adventures

Where do you go when you’re heading out on vacation for the first time in 10 years?  Tim and I debated this question for months. In the end the answer was . . . Florida! Florida, with its warm sun, fun family, endless ocean fronts, and wild Everglades. And, of course, with its year-round seasonal foods harvested fresh from […]

Portraits of Calendula Soap

Portraits of Calendula Soap

Calendula has the distinct honor of being the first herbal soap that we mixed up for Pickle Creek. Actually, it was the first soap we mixed up, period. Our soap recipe has changed over the years as we’ve gotten more experienced and better at our soap making, but the fundamental herb in this soap, Calendula, […]

Portraits of Aloe Soap

Portraits of Aloe Soap

Aloe was the third soap to join our market table (closely following Peppermint and Calendula). It’s been on our roster since 2006, the first year of Pickle Creek Herbs and the first year we strapped on the goggles and began mixing up small batches of cold-processed herbal lye soaps. Aloe is our personal shorthand for Aloe vera, a succulent plant that is […]