We try to avoid using processed foods as much as possible and make our own pantry items when we can.
We've been seeing a lot of fresh herbs at the farmer's markets, and at the Crocker Galleria farmer's market, we saw a farmer with pickling cucumbers, so we snatched them up along with fresh dill and made homemade dill pickles.
Ah, pickles. There's nothing like a cold, crunchy dill pickle accompanying a sandwich or garnishing a pickletini.
(Images: Kathryn Hill)