My cucumber patch has gone wild! I grow the little pickling cukes instead of their bigger cousins because I think they are crunchier... especially when they are picked real small. Even some of the ones in the photo above were too big for my liking, like that big fellah. The small cukes have a tender skin, a bumpy texture, and a killer crunch—and they actually snap when bitten. Z-snap!
I suppose you are wondering about the title of this post? Well, pickling cucumbers always remind me of the pickles my mom made when we were little—gigantic jars of them, made with fresh dill from the garden—and that memory always reminds me of the book "A Pickle for a Nickel," that I had when I was even younger. Must find a copy of that book.