Tea and Pickle Break, 3:37 PM

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Cucumber pickle break, courtesy of Jeff Spurgeon Cucumber pickle break, courtesy of Jeff Spurgeon (Amy Eddings)

Wandering back to the break room to get a cup of tea, I noticed the sign below.

I took a bite (despite the fact that I didn't think a pickle would go good with decaf Earl Grey tea). First came the sweet taste of dill, then the shock of horseradish, then dill again.

The "me" I needed to thank was colleague and WQXR morning host Jeff Spurgeon.

He gets them from the Horman's Best Pickles stand at a farmers' market near the West 4th Street subway stop. The market is near the small square at Sixth Ave. and Bleecker St.

Worth a look, and a bite, and a thank you to Jeff.


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Comments [2]


FYI, since I know you're a West Side Market fan, this kind of pickle is sold as a 'Perky Pickle' @ Rita's stand. (Stand G-10)

Jan. 21 2012 06:37 PM
Shop For Tea

The actual practice of tea leaves divination is very straight forward. You can even make the tea with a tea bag if you want to (just cut the bag open to release the leaves). When the tea is almost finished get the person who is going to have the reading to swirl the cup round a few times to mix up the leaves then put the cup face down on a saucer (you can use a mug and a plate just as well). It is best if you have made the tea in a white cup or mug so the patterns stand out as well as possible. Lift the cup from the saucer (or mug from plate) and look into it to see the pattern that has been left by the leaves.

Oct. 12 2011 10:33 AM

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