Sunday, April 30, 2017

Slow Money SLO Spring Gathering

Tue, May 2, 6-8pm Oak Creek Commons Housing 635 Nicklaus St. Paso Robles, CA.  Andrea C. Wasko, MBA, inventor of Quick Pickle Kit, developer of Economics of Being a Woman, owner of Enjoy The Outdoors and #BusinessConsultant will present. #lsjbce #SLOlife #entrepreneur #success #womeninbusiness #succeed #food #entrepreneurinspiration #entrepreneurher #entrepreneurgoals #entrepreneurmind #entrepreneurspirit #entrepreneur101 #entrepreneurism #beyourownboss #food #QuickPickleKit #money #invest #invent #invention #productdevelopment #businessdevelopment #PasoRobles #Paso #CentralCoast #California #farm #farmer #farmtotable #SanLuisObispo #SLO #SLOCal #socal #free #SlowMoney More info: https://www.facebook.com/andreacwaskobusinessstrategist/posts/1285848934826422

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Quick Pickle Kit Celebrated Earth Day in California

Thank you to Ecologistics for all that you do for our community. Quick Pickle Kit was on display, LIKE or FOLLOW us to win. More info: www.QuickPickleKit.com. #Ecologistics #EarthDay #SLO #flavorslo #slogrown #visitslocal #sanluisobispocounty #pickles #pickle #gardening #farmtotable #win #contest #free #community #sustainable #sustainability #music #People #Planet #Peace #CA #Cali #California #QuickPickleKit

Monday, April 17, 2017

Quick Pickle Kit at Earth Day SLO

Stop by the Ecologistics Booth to see the wonderful things that they do for our community. Quick Pickle Kit will be on display, enter for a chance to win. #People #Planet #Peace is the theme this year. More info: www.QuickPickleKit.com. #Ecologistics #EarthDay #SLO #flavorslo #slogrown #visitslocal #sanluisobispocounty #pickles #pickle #sustainable #gardening #farmtotable #win #contest #free

Friday, April 14, 2017

Jelly Bean & Pickle Sandwich from Weird Al


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Mighty fine jelly bean and pickle sandwich song in Jelly Belly’s David Klein’s documentary Candyman. Make your own #pickles with #QuickPickleKit more info: www.QuickPickleKit.com. #Candyman #DavidKlein #Slamdance #LonePine #CostaBotes #JellyBelly #Syracuse #NY #UCLA #BertKlein #RebeccaKlein #KathyFosselman #Journeyman #pickle #jellybean @alyankovic #WeirdAl #pennsylvaniapolka #polka #polkaparty #weirdalyankovic #entrepreneur #success #pickles #QuickPickleKit

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Happy Spring, Easter and Passover!

From all of us at the Quick Pickle Kit! More info: www.QuickPickleKit.com. #QuickPickleKit #Easter #Passover #Spring #HappyEaster #HappyPassover #HappySpring #WednesdayWisdom

Friday, April 7, 2017

April 7 Is National Beer Day – This is Why

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This Is Why April 7 Is National Beer Day - Though you probably won't get a day off from work for it, Friday is a holiday you may want to celebrate: National Beer Day. The annual observation in the U.S. has been unofficially recognized for almost a decade, but it's been brewing for much longer.

As Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe noted in a proclamation he released on Friday morning, the April 7 date for the observance is in remembrance of the day more than eight decades ago when the Cullen-Harrison Act went into action. The 1933 law, signed by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, made buying, selling and drinking beer and wine legal for the first time since Prohibition in 1920. Though the law did not affect restrictions on high-alcohol-content liquor, it allowed beer-thirsty Americans to finally (legally) have that long-awaited drink.

FDR is said to have announced after putting his name to the law that "this is a good time to have a beer," according to The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America — but Americans would have to wait until December of 1933 for the ratification of the 21st Amendment, which would officially end Prohibition.

The total market for beer in the United States cleared $107 billion dollars in 2016, according to the Brewers Association.

Quick Pickle Kit recommends pickle juice for hangover tomorrow. More info: www.QuickPickleKit.com #NationalBeerDay @Ctspeaks #FDR #beer #wine #law #alcohol #liquor #drink #Brewers @BrewersAssoc #DrinkResponsibly #hangover #hangovercure #QuickPickleKit #PickleJuice #party #heavydrinking #electrolytes #Pickled #Pickle #Drinking #TimeMagazine

#QuickPickleKit shares…Make Matt Jennings' Killer No-Recipe Spring Pickles

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Preserve the season's best produce with Boston chef Matt Jennings' fool-proof pickles.
Recipe in Food & Wine magazine, article by Julia Heffelfinger
Spring is a magical season that’s here and gone before you know it. This is especially true for the crisp, bright green produce that it brings along with it (Peas! Asparagus!! RAMPS). Our response for making it last? “WE CAN PICKLE THAT!” Badass chef Matt Jennings, of Boston’s super-popular restaurant Townsman, recently visited the F&W test kitchen and shared his flavorful and totally fool-proof recipe for spring pickles. “Feel free to make this recipe your own,” says Jennings. “Play with seasonal variations: ramps and green garlic in the spring, or chicories and root vegetables in the fall and winter. Aim for using a variety - that way the pickles are visually stunning and look great in the jars.” Once you get the hang of this method, you can pickle to your heart’s content all year long.

Step 1: Pick out your veggies! This is where the usual rule of thumb “whatever looks best” comes in handy. “Select enough fresh veggies to fill two 1 quart-size mason Jars (about 6 cups) - beets, carrots, radishes, turnips, okra, green beans, asparagus, red onion, zucchini and summer squash, sliced cucumbers, asparagus spears, cauliflower florets, bell peppers, ramps, fennel bulb…you get the idea,” says Jennings. Wash and scrub your veggies and then slice, quarter, cut into spears or leave whole (this works for things like green beans, asparagus and okra). The key is for everything to be roughly the same size. Now pack your vegetables into your jars, leaving about an inch of room at the top of each jar.

Step 2: Choose your aromatics. Adding spices, herbs and other aromatics to your vegetables is a crucial step in adding complexity and making your pickles stand above the rest. Don’t go crazy on the amounts; a ½ teaspoon of each spice per 1 quart of pickles is usually a good guideline. Some of Jennings’ favorites include coriander seeds, whole all-spice berries, whole peppercorns, sliced garlic cloves, dill seed, chile flakes, dill sprigs, bay leaves – the possibilities are truly endless. After you’ve picked out your spices and aromatics, stuff them into those jars with your vegetables.

Step 3: Make your brine. A classic brine ratio is typically 1:1 acid to water, plus kosher salt and granulated sugar. Feel free to experiment with the vinegar you use (distilled white, red wine, rice wine, and apple cider are all good options). Simmer your water, vinegar, salt and sugar in a saucepan until the salt and sugar have dissolved. For 6 cups of vegetables, Jennings suggests 2 cups of water, 2 cups of vinegar, ¼ cup of sugar and about 2 tablespoons of kosher salt. Carefully pour the hot brine over your vegetables so that they're completely submerged in the liquid and there is at least a ½-inch of room between the liquid and the jar. Seal your jars and let them sit at room temperature for 2 hours. Transfer to the fridge and chill until ready to use. These pickles will taste great after 6 to 8 hours, but get even better after a few days. Refrigerate for up to 3 weeks.

Step 4: EAT. I’m a firm believer that every dish is improved by a punch of acidity. Here, a few ideas for serving your spring pickles (aside from eating them out of the jar in your underwear):- Serve as an accompaniment for a cheese or charcuterie board (bonus: a great way to impress your guests) - Finely chop and pile on a sandwich with cured meats, sliced cheese, sliced tomato, lettuce and mayo
- Smear grilled bread with fresh goat cheese and top with thinly sliced pickles
- Serve with fish tacos
- Slice and add to a homemade bibimbap bowl
- Slice and fold into a salad
- Garnish a Blood Mary
- Chop and fold into an egg or potato salad
- Grill the whole pickles, then chop them up and mix with olive oil for a bright steak sauce, or use the grilled pickles as a burger topping
- Take shots of the brine (seriously). It’s proven that pickle brine is good for your digestive system. Whether you decided to chase it with whiskey is up to you.

Make your own pickles with Quick Pickle Kit http://www.quickpicklekit.com/buy-now.html #BuyNow #FreeShipping #cheese #charcuterie sandwich #bread #taco #bibimbap #salad #potatosalad #eggsalad #BloodMary #burger #shots #brine #Harvest #pickle #pickles #artichoke #asparagus #brusselsprout #carrot #beet #LIKEus #FollowUs #recipe #CSA #Farm #Farmer #Vegetables #FarmtoTable #reducefoodwaste #Townsman #Boston #MattJennings @foodandwine #foodandwine @JBHeffel @juliaheff #QuickPickleKit More info: www.QuickPickleKit.com.