It's been a goal of mine over the past few months to try project food - homemade ingredients, condiments, etc. A big goal of mine is to try something that involves yeast but so far I haven't had the drive. I did make those biscuits, but that was pretty easy and didn't involve yeast. Why am I so scared of it? I don't know.
BUT, when Jay and I were in Denver we had a few homemade pickles at different restaurants, and just loved all of them. Googling taught me that they're EASY to make, and so I did. This is the perfect time of year for pickles because cucumbers are at every market and store and are CHEAP, so get a bunch and make pickles for days! They'll keep in the fridge for at least a month, maybe more, and if you can them or process the jars in some way they'll last indefinitely in the pantry. You could also pickle okra, green beans, squash, or any summer veggie that you love.
So, we pickle. Let's go.