Pickled to perfection: Sweet and spicy "Wickled" okra

I’ve been having lots of fun thinking of different ways to use up the fruits and veggies in my weekly produce basket from Suncoast Organics. Each week they offer several interesting and unusual picks that I rarely, if ever, see at the supermarket.

Last week, I got some organic red okra. I didn’t even know that okra came in red! I was kind of excited until I remembered that no one around here particularly likes okra. Except in gumbo. Or jambalaya. But I wasn’t about to start a Cajun cooking marathon in this 95 degree heat. Nosirree! Until it cools off a little, nobody’s getting much more than salad or a quick stir fry out of me! Okay, I might be persuaded to throw some steaks or chicken on the grill, but that’s it – unless there’s some serious jewelry involved.

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