pickles, and enameling... but not together!
Tuesday night is Open Studio time here at Acorn Cottage; for those who have taken a workshop with me it is a chance to continue enameling without having to acquire your own kiln, and with a friendly native guide (moi) hanging about to answer questions.
My newest student A is very excited about cloisonne, and is making great progress on the pieces that she started in my September enameling workshop. (Usually I recommend starting with one small piece the size of a penny or a dime, she chose to work on two separate pieces each the size of a dollar coin.) Her pieces are very nearly completed, the three raven heads is finished, and the other (celtic spirals) needs one more firing and it will also be complete.
Not wanting the tiny cucumbers purchased yesterday to go to waste, some time in the kitchen yielded this jar full of future pickley goodness. I followed the recipe here, save that since there was no large bottles of white wine vinegar at the grocery I used organic cider vinegar instead. In a month or so, they will be ready to taste. Not sure where this impulse came from, as pickles have never been a favorite of mine, but they will be nice for guests...