Re: [gardeners] Re: Cornichon

Penny Nielsen (
Tue, 21 Mar 2000 09:50:22 -0400

Hi Ron

Thanks for the welcome back.  Have just been catching up on some of the older emails on this list.  I do hope you have managed to resolve your mealy bug problems on your vine.  Your garden sounds so wonderful and exotic to someone who lives in the north country.

No planting yet, unfortunately.  My crocus are just starting to open and I haven't even started any spring clean up in the gardens as its been too cold lately.  Hopefully DH will get the veggie garden turned so I can at least get in some cold weather crops.

Spoke to DH on the weekend and he'll manage to find room for one table with lights to start my tomato seeds and a couple of other things.  I guess this year I shall be buying most of my annuals and various perennials.  Oh well, there's always next year.

Nice to read messages again from the knowledgeable and amusing gardeners on this list.

Penny in Halifax, N.S., 5/6a

>>> 03/20/00 04:25PM >>>
Welcome back, Penny. You have been missed. Spring has sprung in Van Nuys! Is planting a possibility for you yet?


Penny Nielsen wrote:

> Hi Mary-Anne and George - I buy cornichons and they are sweet.  DH won't eat them.  I must check to see if I can find the Maille ones next time I visit a particular store.  I'd imagien the sweetness comes from the type of brine used.  Glad to see someone else likes pate and raclette.  Must talk to you off line and see what you use  Mary-Anne.  Haven't done one since Christmas.
> Penny in Halifax, N.S.
> >>> 03/10/00 01:18PM >>>
> wrote:
> >
> > << Del Dixie's small pickles, >>
> >
> > Interesting --never heard of these here in CA. Where are they packed?  Do
> > they have a strong Tarragon flavor?  We're hooked on the Maille brand, but
> > ouch the price.  Daughter is flying home from France Saturday and I know she
> > will have several liter jars of Maille Cornichons.  So good with Pate and
> > Raclette.  YUM.
> >
> > Mary-Anne
> Del Dixie is a southern brand and the small pickles are sweet. You could
> add French tarragon to the jar and they would probably taste similar.
> George