Oh what a supreme compliment to your Grandmother! I'm certain she's smiling right now!
I know a woman who made the very very best crispest sweet pickles ever and I've always loved them - yes she gave me the recipe but I've lost it. But when I used them in Potato Salad they ended up looking blue the next day! Of course they were completely safe - Pickling is generally safe because of the acid level - but I gave some of my (very much loved I might add) potato salad to my neighbor and learned later that she'd picked out all of the blue bits
Her husband used to plant an acre for oher veggie garden and she worked so hard to preserve all that produce! But I don't think in all of the years they were married that she bought produce in a grocery store! He hunted and fished and I believe they didn't buy meat in a grocery store often either - of course their house was paid for as he paid as he built and so they never knew what a mortgage was - somehow that's something we should all go back to - wouldn't that change our country? NOT buying on credit???
Sorry that's a whole 'nother subject.
Please post your pickle recipe!!!!
I abandoned my garden this year so I'll have to buy some cukes but I love pickles!