For my next trick, ladies and gentlemen, I plan to make pickled eggs.
When I ran this idea by Paul, he did the “nose/face-scrunch thing” and I knew that once I’d made my big jarful of eggs, he wouldn’t be sneaking any! Oh good…
So this is about as easy as it gets. A short video on how to do the deed:
And it wouldn’t be complete without a “One Year Taste Test” of the pickled eggs, now, would it?
My only problem here is that I plan to use a jar like he’s using, a large pickle jar, which is how my pickles come from the food store (I will need to buy a new jar of dill pickles to get the jar first – unfortunately, I never saved any of these large jars! What a “dummy” I am.) Now I wish I had one! Oh well. Live and learn.
So since I’ll need to empty the large jar of all the dill pickles before I start to make my pickled eggs, it may not be this week! Or maybe I’ll just bite the bullet and find a large pickling jar online and just get it for myself. That sounds like a better plan.
You know that Paul and I are devoted Anglophiles and that all our TV viewing involves British shows of one sort or another. For the most part, it is not the “Downton Abbey” sort of show, either. I have such mixed feelings on that show. I only watch it just to keep abreast of the storyline because it’s talked about so much over here in the States, and I like to be “in the know” – but also, it’s quite comical to me. It’s so sappy a lot of the time, and the dialog is quite funny – it’s more of a “dramedy” which would be a combo of a drama and a comedy – to us anyway. We don’t take it all that seriously.
Our taste in shows runs more along the lines of the real-life shows that the British are so good at making. Whether it’s ITV or Yorkshire Television or the BBC, there are so many great shows made over there, the list is endless, and we have a good portion of them living here at the cottage on the hill! Some we re-watch, and some we share with others. But they are the shows more about the working folk of England & Scotland mostly. Not about royalty or the upper classes. We are not into the royals for the most part, but more into the “little people,” like those portrayed in shows like “All Creatures Great & Small” for example. The farmers of Yorkshire – the fishermen and policemen and women, the chefs and so many others of the working class of England & Scotland – the people we identify with. Those are the shows we love and watch.
Someday I should really get off my duff and catalog the DVDs we have from Britain. I can’t even imagine what a huge job that would be, however, so it may be a while. Or it may not happen.
So hopefully I’ll be able to manage a jar of pickled eggs one day soon. And after viewing the “one year taste test” – I see I’ll have them for quite a long time!
Just for good measure, here’s a different person’s video on how he makes pickled eggs – he uses a lot of fresh ingredients rather than just the pickling spices alone. I would tend to lean this way, especially putting in the onions because I also love pickled onions! (Hey, a jar of pickled onions?)
I have another bunch of words to impart but will do that in a separate blog. It involves the little show on PBS that preceded Downton Abbey on Sunday night (did anyone see it?) – it involved baking and the British – that’s all I’ll say. Now THAT was a show worth watching! Two hours of it on PBS this past Sunday (called The Great British Baking Competition) – fabulous show and it’ll be on every week, I think, at the same time for the whole series which goes 12 weeks. I think. I hope.
Cheers Everyone… Keep Warm and Carry On!