July 5, 2011

by Kirsten Larsen

“What are you eating?” I whispered to my great aunt. “What in the world is that?!”

Stopping mid-bite, she slowly glanced around the room, wondering who else had caught her.

Auntie Phoebe sat perched at her kitchen table, daintily fondling some peculiar looking sandwich. “Oh, it’s absolutely scrumptious. You really must try it,” she said with a slightly Southern accent. Between two very white pieces of bread were slivers of something green nuzzled into puddles of brown goo.

“Just close your eyes and taste it.” Following her directions, I blindly ventured into my 80-year-old aunt’s culinary world. “Don’t you love it?,” she asked, quietly clapping her hands? Crunchy, salty, tart, nutty and barely sweet. I loved it.

A peanut butter and pickle sandwich taught me to never be skeptical of strange flavor combinations. If you want to learn how to make the perfect pickle for lunch, come to our Just Pickle It! home cook workshop on July 17th.

Peanut Butter And Pickle Sandwich recipe from Phoebe Myers


  • 2 pieces of Bread
  • 2 Pickles, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons Peanut Butter


  1. Spread your peanut butter evenly over a piece of bread. Pile your pickles on top and place the other piece of bread over the pickles. Devour.