About 5 years ago on a trip to the food store, we came across an asparagus special. In the past, we had pickled different vegetables and some jams and jellies.

We came home with about 10-12 bunches of asparagus because Phil suggested pickling it. We made our batches (regular and a spicy one) and then began serving them to friends for hors d’oeuvres and in bloody mary’s.

Our friends told us how good they were and Jeanne said, “You’ve had too much wine to drink!”

Then, we began serving at dinner parties and next thing we knew, our friends began requesting them when they came over.

The rest is history, as they say!

~ Phil & Jeanne Esche