Stop and Smell the Pickle Flowers

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A most alluring scent has emerged from a flower bed in Schutzenmatte near our house. On our way to and from school, we are enveloped in the delicious smell of pickles. It’s like lowering your head inside a half filled wooden barrel of garlic pickles and brine at Guss’ Pickles. It is our Proustian olfactory madeleine.

We pinpointed the specific flower offering up this heady deli aroma, and I am transported back to my Grandpa Mickey’s New Jersey basement, where he had made sour tomatoes in barrels every fall. We are now on the look out (sniff out?) for a salami plant to complete the experience.

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  • Alice Hawley  On April 7, 2011 at 12:36 am

    I can’t smell the pickles, but the flowers look beautiful.

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