Anytime is a good time to pickle. But there's something about pickling when it's cold that feels so homey. Although quick pickling is about almost-instant gratification and not really about preserving for the winter ahead, it is still very satisfying.
Since becoming a housewife, I have determined there will be more pickling in my future. So stay tuned. This recipe has appeared on here before, but it's so good (got the thumbs up from my father, who dislikes everything!) and easy, that it's worth another mention.
In between pickling, I also organized my pantry/spice closet.
These are good with anything, and on their own. But during our Thanksgiving meal, my father demanded these to go with his vodka. You can't ask for a higher compliment.