Curry Fried Pickles

Hello hello!

It’s getting a bit chilly here in Cincinnati, OH… and when I say chilly I mean… it may has well be winter. I’m not a fan of the cold. Lots of hot coffee being consumed here.

One thing winter weather does to me is make me want to eat, but not just any food. I want warm food. Comfort food. Lately I’ve become quite a fan of fried pickles… but just ordinary fried pickles would not do… no not for me. I decided to put a bit of a spin on them!

curry fried pickles

The curry in these fried pickles adds the perfect amount of kick! Plus they’re super easy!
you need
Curry Fried Pickles
-1 Cup Flour
-2 tsp Curry Powder
-1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
-1 Jar Sliced Pickles (I had quartered pickles so I sliced them myself!)
-Oil for frying (I used Canola)

For these tasty things: mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Pat dry the pickle slices with a paper towel, then add them to the bowl. Mix them around to make sure they are all coated in the mixture. Heat the oil to 375 degrees. Now go ahead and use a slotted spoon to drop in the coated pickles (careful you don’t splash yourself with hot oil!) Allow them to fry for a few minutes (until they’re golden brown) and then remove them to a plate with a paper towel to drain off the excess oil.

For the Dipping Sauce
-1/4 Cup Mayonnaise
-1 Tbsp Pickle Juice (reserved from the jar)
-1 tsp Curry Powder

The dipping sauce is super simple! Just mix all the ingredients and viola!

I’m quite pleased with the way these turned out!

Happy frying!

-The Whale


Bruges Lace Scarf

Hey, everyone!

I have a new project to share with you!
bruges lace

I found the bruge lace stitch at and was intrigued! I really liked the curvey zig zag look that it created, so I decided to attempt to create a scarf with the stitch!
I’m pretty pleased with the results!


I’m pretty pleased with the results!

-The Whale

October: Leaves and Halloween


So today I have some photos from this past month! I believe fall is probably my favorite time of the year… but I seem to think that about every season (except winter!) once it comes around… but I definitely do enjoy fall. How the leaves smell. Pumpkin EVERYTHING. Scarves and boots. Yup. It’s all good.

The first set of photos are from a visit to Washington Park at the beginning of the month. It’s one of my favorite places to go on a nice day, and there is almost always something going on. Plus it has a beautiful view of Music Hall.





The last photo is right before I went to see The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses at Music Hall! I love the fountain at night.

This next set of photos is from an adventure around my neighborhood I went on one cloudy afternoon.





I like taking pictures of interesting objects and textures…

Now how about a few Halloween photos??
I wish I had more…. I was of course a Minion from Despicable Me! The other photo is of my brother and his girlfriend as Wayne and Garth from Wayne’s World… I thought that was pretty amazing!

Well, that sums up my October… Hope you all are enjoying this season!

-The Whale