Last week I found myself at the Continental European Deli in La Jolla.
I picked up a few interesting things.
On the left are pickled garlic sprouts, in the middle are cookies. and in the jar on the right are pickled tomatoes with dill cucumbers.
I've never seen pickled tomatoes that I'm aware of in my life, so of course I had to buy them. No I haven't tried them yet but the cucumbers are wonderful.
In this case, pickled does not mean tart or sour, as a matter of fact, they are anything but. However, they are better not tart because the full flavor of the ingredient shines through.
The garlic sprouts are my favorite, I could eat the whole jar in one sitting. They are mild, tender and are a little reminiscent of asparagus.
The little cookies are crunchy and taste like vanilla wafers. I love 'em.
I like how they strung the cookes with a ribbon.
I'll be going back in a few weeks and am looking forward to getting something new and unusual.
And that's that