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The Curious Case of the Cursed Pickles

I've never flubbed a batch of pickles before, but I guess it was bound to happen... eventually. Unfortunately that time had arrived. More...I should have double-checked when I packed everything up to take with me. I wasn't making pickles in my kitchen. No, I was on a bit of a road trip. My first ever Lady Ashburnham Pickle party. It was destined to be a failure.First I not [...]

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How Do YOU Pronounce These Pickles?

I have a confession to make. It wasn’t until I created this site that I realized that the proper spelling of these beloved mustard pickles was actually Lady Ashburnham and not Lady Ashburn. It was always pronounced “Ashburn” in my house, so naturally that’s how I thought it was spelled. I’m not alone. When I look at the search terms that lead people here, “Lady Ashb [...]

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Let’s Not Forget the Mason Jars!

Lady Ashburnham pickles are delicious!  There's no denying that. But one of the key factors in making these yummy treats is often overlooked.  Yes, I'm talking about the jars we store them in... more specifically the Mason jars! [...]

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It’s Getting Close to That Time Again

The nights are starting to cool off a bit.  The days seem noticeably shorter.  And the local cucumbers are showing up in farmer's markets and grocery stores alike!  Yup!  It's almost prime pickling season! And not a moment too soon!  Our last bottle of Lady Ashburnham pickles is getting pretty low.  When it comes to pickles in our house, every man, woman and child is o [...]

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The Curious Case of the Cursed Pickles

I've never flubbed a batch of pickles before, but I guess it was bound to happen... eventually. Unfortunately that time had arrived. More...I should have double-checked when I packed everything up to take with me. I wasn't making pickles in my kitchen. No, I was on a bit of a road trip. My first ever Lady Ashburnham Pickle party. It was destined to be a failure.First I not [...]

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The Changing Seasons

The subtle change-over has turned into a full-blown assault.  Summer is gone.  Fall is here. I love Fall.  The days are generally warm, and the nights are cool but not frigid.  I could stand for a little more daylight after supper, but that's my only real complaint.  Oh... except that Fall is too short, and I don't like what comes after it. [...]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

We celebrated Thanksgiving in Canada this weekend.  It was a beautiful fall weekend to gather family and friends for a feast.  I decided to cook a small turkey and invite my parents over.  Somehow that grew from the three of us into my children, my sister, her boyfriend, and her children.  That poor 10 pound turkey just wasn't going to cut it!  Thankfully Mum had a turkey [...]

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It’s Getting Close to That Time Again

The nights are starting to cool off a bit.  The days seem noticeably shorter.  And the local cucumbers are showing up in farmer's markets and grocery stores alike!  Yup!  It's almost prime pickling season! And not a moment too soon!  Our last bottle of Lady Ashburnham pickles is getting pretty low.  When it comes to pickles in our house, every man, woman and child is o [...]

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