Spreading The June Love

Spread the love for june

It’s time to spread the love for the month of June. Each comment you leave truly makes the Blind Pig a better place to visit-and I thank you!

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Recently, I made the best bread and butter pickles I’ve ever made-actually I think they’re the best I’ve ever tasted too. I thought a small jar of them would make a dandy prize for the month of June. And the winner is…

Old bread and butter pickle recipe

Barbara Gantt! Hope you like pickles Barbara 🙂

Don’t forget to click on a commenter’s name above and go for a visit (all the ones in orange have a website of their own) I know you’ll be glad you did!

Coming soon-the recipe for the pickles!



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  • Reply
    July 4, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Cecilia-its number 33. So neat that you play the song too!
    Have a great day!
    Blind Pig The Acorn
    Celebrating and Preserving the
    Culture of Appalachia

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    Kathryn (QuilterBear)
    July 4, 2012 at 1:11 am

    Hi Tipper! Great looking pickles, something I’ve learned to crave since moving to Appalachia 9 years ago today (!!).
    I haven’t been able to visit for awhile, but I’m back. I have a new blog on DreamWidth now, as well as having the one on LiveJournal. I list you on DW and will do so again on LJ. LOVE your blog! Oh, and I have a photo blog now, and lots of pics from the Heart of the Appalachian Mountains will be there (a few already).
    Great seeing you again!

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    brenda s 'okie in colorado'
    July 3, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Beautiful pickles Tipper! I love canning but all my family are living in Oklahoma. There is no way my hubby and I would ever eat what I’d like to can.
    To Marylou Sweat, I would also like your recipe for the relish. My Granny made such good relish we would put in our pinto beans. I’ve made really good chow chow, but the relish was so much better. I would appreciate it so very much.

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    Susie Swanson
    July 3, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Congrats to Barbara, those pickles look yummy..Will look forward to the recipe..have a nice fourth..

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    Mike McLain
    July 3, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    The pickles look delicious, and bread and butter are my favorite. Congratulations, Barbara!

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    Cecilia Forster
    July 3, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Question about your great play list. It only scrolls to 44. But this morning I heard The Last Tn Waltz, but did not see it on the play list. Does the list go on after no. 44. I tried to find it, but could not get it to play again. We play that song a lot. I play the fiddle and my friend plays the guitar and sings.

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    Miss Cindy
    July 3, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Pretty pickles, Tipper. I just love to set newly canned jars of pickles or jam and such out on the kitchen counter and look at them. They are always so pretty with such nice colors and there is great satisfaction in seeing the finished product.
    Congratulations to Barbara. I’m sure you will enjoy those fine pickles. Tipper always fills them full of love.

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    July 3, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Congradulations to Barbara! You’re
    gonna like those pickles. That gal
    can really make ’em.
    Last year Tipper made me some vinegar pickles for my acid reflux problem and they’re so sour it would make a pig squeel. Just right!…Ken

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    Marylou Sweat
    July 3, 2012 at 10:36 am

    I put up 54 pints of bread and butter pickles last month(will send a pic to your email)and I have 3 buckets of 8 day sweet pickles sitting on the kitchen floor to put up. One of your readers asked about pepper relish made with peppers, onions and hot peppers…I have a recipe if she would like it. Marylou in Dover, Fla

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    Janet Smart
    July 3, 2012 at 10:03 am

    Yum, they look good! Congratulations, Barbara.

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    July 3, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Ed-I had never made pepper relish/jelly until my cooking class at the folk school-it was so good! And the recipe we used sounds similar to the one your Mother made. I’m planning on making it later in the summer once my peppers start coming in good-of course I’ll share the recipe too : )
    Blind Pig The Acorn
    Celebrating and Preserving the
    Culture of Appalachia

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    Kimberly Burnette
    July 3, 2012 at 9:47 am

    I LOVE pickles of all sorts! My mouth is just watering looking at that jar of pickles!

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    July 3, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Congratulations to lucky Barbara 🙂
    I’ll be looking forward to the recipe. Just looking at the picture made my mouth water, and when you say they are the best you’ve ever tasted…well!

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    Ed Ammons
    July 3, 2012 at 9:44 am

    I might have asked this before but I’ll ask again. Do you or Granny make pepper relish? My mother made what she called pepper relish. It was sweet like bread and butter pickles but didn’t have cucumbers. It had green bell peppers, red bell peppers, hot peppers and onions. That is all the ingredients I can remember. Everything was cut in little cubes like the sweet salad cubes you can buy in the supermarket.
    I sure would like to find the recipe. It was the best thing you ever had with pinto beans.

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    Jim Casada
    July 3, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Tipper–I’m not a huge fan of most kinds of pickles, although I mightily relish pickle relish in deviled eggs or tater salad. Two kinds of pickles I do enjoy, however, are onces you never seem to encounter these days. By happenstance, I was writing about them in the course of putting my monthly e-newsletter together earlier today.
    The pickles I have in mind are peach pickles and watermelon rind pickles. Give me either one, ice-cold from the refrigerator, and I can make a pig of myself in a hurry. I wonder if anyone makes ’em anymore. Both were specialties of my Grandma Minnie, and Grandpa Joe and yours truly were more than happy to provide the makin’s when it came to the watermelon rind pickles.
    I bet Barbara’s salivary glands are already in overdrive just from looking at the picture of her winnnings.
    Jim Casada

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    Ethelene Dyer Jones
    July 3, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Does the “Spreading the Love” list grow longer every month? I think so! And I hope so. The Blind Pig is a great read and a wonderful way to keep in touch with our Appalachian Ways that too fast are fading. Keep up the good work, Tipper, and we’ll keep on commenting and adding our “two bits.” (There’s a mountain saying for you!).

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    July 3, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Yum yum! Bread and butter are my favorites.

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    July 3, 2012 at 9:03 am

    Oh Bread and Butter pickles.. can’t wait for the recipe!! I can’t find my Dad’s his were a family favorite, he’d always hide a few jars for me because I lived in another state. But when I went home either at Thanksgiving or Christmas I’d get a box full!! Has been 3 yrs since we had Pop’s Pickles, can’t wait to see if yours are like his!

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    dolores barton
    July 3, 2012 at 8:45 am

    Happy 4th of July to you and your family! May this country be blessed and protected from evils. Thank you to our military who have kept this country safe.

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    July 3, 2012 at 8:39 am

    mother always made jars of these pickles. have not had any for years. but i did have your granny’s make do biscuits for breakfast today. i still cant believe how good they are with nothing but flour and cream.

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    Tony Maynard
    July 3, 2012 at 8:05 am

    Happy 4th of July Tipper.I made Grannys Summer Salad and made plenty and brought it to work…Everyone loved it! Thanks so much.Temps are remaining high 90s in our neck of the woods.Like they say around here “Its not the heat its the humidity”!Heat index 104.Take care and be safe.

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    Celia Miles
    July 3, 2012 at 7:45 am

    Faithful reader that I am, I start my computer day with Blind Pig…love it and learn from it. celia

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    Spatial Ed
    July 3, 2012 at 5:54 am

    Peeekles! Yumeee! Yu no whut wood be a dandeer prize? A big jar uh them peekles.
    I seed geetar and fidel cases. Whuts coming neckst? Veedeo?
    Thars a little black thang thet crawls acrost the topa my screen ever time thay start a knew toon. I trid to swat it butt it comes back ever time. Ah bet thet little booger liks thet mewsick as much as Ah dew.

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    Mary Shipman
    July 3, 2012 at 5:23 am

    Congratulations to Barbara! Your pickles look great Tipper! I am looking forward to the recipe.

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