Thursday, August 11, 2011

Have a Little Pickle with your Tea Time Sandwiches

This past Saturday, I headed back to the Williams-Sonoma Artisan's Market.  I met up with my food friends for a little chat and sampling-again!  The energy in the store was electrifying as it filled with people who wanted to try the samples and meet the artisans who create such wonderful food products. 

This week's blog feature is Phickles Pickles and owner Angie Tillman.  They are a pickle company located in Athens, GA.  For those of you not familiar with the South, Athens is the home of the University of Georgia and the Bulldogs!!!  I love to learn what inspires people to create.  If you want to learn more about artisan Angie Tillman's story go here, but be prepared to be inspired to get pickles!

I love the array of different vegetables that Phickles Pickles uses in their jars.  You can find carrots, tomatoes, okra, snap beans, asparagus and oh sometimes even cucumbers on a rare occasion!  I bought their green tomato Wedgies and love the spicy and sour taste of them.  They are perfect with a sandwich or even ON a sandwich with a glass of cold iced tea. 

Here is another way you might like to use them.  In my book, Tea with a Twist, I suggest using pickled okra or asparagus for stems with my flower power tea sandwiches.  It is an easy thing to do. I am of the belief that a sandwich with a pickle or some Phickles Pickles is a lovely pairing, don't you think so?

If you don't live close, no worries because they will deliver their lovely southern products to your doorstep! 

On a side note, I will be at Williams-Sonoma Lenox Square Atlanta store doing a tea and cooking demo on September 24th from 1-3 PM.  I hope to see you there!

Happy Sipping and Sandwiches with Phickles, Lisa

1 comment:

  1. We *love* pickles!!! This is great, and thank you for reminding us of your Flower Power sandwiches -- a super way to sneak more pickles onto the tea table :-)