It’s summer, y’all. From Expat Knives World Headquarters comes the world famous annual pickling of...er, pickles. If you want to replicate this in your kitchen, here are the steps: 1. Ask the wife to leave the kitchen. She may be unaccustomed to this but it is nice to give her a break every once in a while. She can go do laundry or something while she rests. 2. Cut up a couple of pounds of cucumbers. And peppers. And onions. And some garlic. This is best done with an Expat cleaver. I don’t think any other knife will work. (In the pictures below, I doubled the recipe so it’s 4 lbs of cucumbers). 3. Put all the ingredients (except the garlic) into a bowl and salt the heck out of it. Like tons of salt. You can use pickling salt or kosher salt. Just drench it in salt. 4. Cover with plastic wrap or aluminum foil or whatever. And refrigerate for a couple of hours. To be continued in a couple of hours.... In the meantime, here are a few pictures of the aforementioned steps.