Newsletter and Cucumbers

// June 24th, 2014 // Uncategorized

wickedmooncoverjuneWhat a strange title for a post, huh?

I wanted to share for those that have not read my summer newsletter.  I’m thrilled to show off the cover of Wicked Moon.  I’d like to tell you a little about the cover.  A very dear lady and talented photographer, Amy Davies, took this picture of the real mansion in Manomet, Massachusetts, the backdrop for Wicked Moon.  Not only does it depict the beautiful house and its setting, but she worked her magic inserting the full “wicked moon”.  Want a little clue as to what the title represents?  Envision this house sitting on Cape Cod Bay, full moon, and a young ghost, Belinda, paces the widow’s walk waiting for her true love to come back from the sea.  Read the coming soon section at and view pictures of the house before and after outside restoration.  Profits from Wicked Moon will go back to the Simes Foundation.  I’ll blog more about how I got involved in this incredible journey in upcoming blogs.

Now for the cucumbers!  I LOVE cucumbers!  This year I’ve planted in container pots 2 cucumbers, 1 green pepper, and 3 cherry tomatoes.  If the blooms are any indication, I should have an incredible fruit bearing season.  This recipe caught my eye and for those cucumber lovers out there, thought I’d share with you.  It’s a simple sweet and sour pickle recipe without cooking that lasts 2-3 months in the refrigerator.

Refrigerator Pickles

1 cup white vinegar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
1-2 teaspoons celery seed (I use 2)
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups sliced cucumbers
3 small onions, thinly sliced

Place sliced cucumbers and onions in a large container or bowl.  In a separate bowl, stir vinegar, sugar, water and salt together until dissolved.  Add celery seed.  Pour mixture over the cucumber and onions and refrigerate in a jar.  Keep adding freshly cut cucumbers as they ripen on the vine.

Hope you have a great week and enjoy your blessings!





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