Homemade Pickled Okra

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"In the South, perhaps more than any other region, we go back to our home in dreams and memories, hoping it remains what it was on a lazy, still summer's day twenty years ago."

It's the simplicity in it all... While others seem to have lost the art form of givin', helpin' a person in need that can never truly repay you- The South clings to it like summers of long past. A simple Facebook post about pickled okra. How as a Southerner I'd shammed myself for never takin' a bite. A post so simple in nature, that post, that post that lead to such a sweet gesture. I wouldn't expect anythin' less livin' in The South. I came home, still thinkin' about the picked okra, i'd had yet to taste. A pretty bag with music tissue paper lay awaitin' for me. One glance and I knew what await. I eagerly took the contents and rushed them in the fridge. I may not have eaten picked okra but I knew it'd be better chilled. I was excited. It was even canned and homemade. Right up my alley.

The okra tasted better than I expected. For someone who'd only eaten it fried and in my gumbo I was impressed. Impressed beyond measure.

So... Mrs. Martha, thank you for the friendship-selflessness that showed itself in a jar of pickled okra.


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35 comments

  1. Never even thought of pickling okra before! I love that stuff, and your nails are painted in my most fav colour - ever :)

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  2. Just entered the giveaway!! I love me a good Target shopping spree ;)

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  3. mmmm okra!!! (: Target, always a fave!!!

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  4. Um I'd love to win this giveaway thanks ;) lol And actually I've never even tried okra! Crazy!

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  5. I've never had Okra! Entered the giveaway!

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  6. I. LOVE. PICKLED. OKRA. I can't even begin to tell you how much! I've never tried to make my own...........

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  7. I can honestly say I have never tried Okra before. It look yummy though.

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  8. I've had (and LOVED) fried okra before, but never pickled okra. I bet it's delicious! ;)

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  9. I LOVE pickles. My brother and I are the weirdoes that eat a whole jar of pickles to ourselves, haha! We used to make them all the time growing up and now this has me thinking of making them now :)

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  10. I've never tried okra and am not very adventurous so not so sure I will ever, haha, but one thing I do love, Target! :)

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  11. Thanks for the giveaway. I've never tried pickled okra, but I love fried okra. Will have to give this a try too.

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  12. Cool giveaway, I love okra too much x

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  13. Ooo Target! Great giveaway! I have only ha okra once!

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  14. I'm a Florida girl now, and have been here more of my life than not, but my husband is a fifth generation southern boy...and he loves okra! I should surprise him with pickled okra! He'd be in shock :)

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  15. I've eaten fried okra and boiled okra (yes, I love the slime of boiled okra cooked with peas), but I've never eaten pickled okra. I must try it. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  16. I've never had okra, but maybe I should give it a try! Thanks for sharing the giveaway!

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  17. I never had pickled okra before. I had it fried once and didn't care for it. Awesome giveaway you're hosting!

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  18. I've never had a pickled okra, or actually any kind of okra before!

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  19. Ah, Okra called Ladies Fingers in Malaysia i think which is the only time I've ever tried it! Not sure whether it was pickled when I had it though, I think it had chilli in it!

    Katie <3

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  20. This takes me back to growing up in Mississippi! Somebody was always pickling something.

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  21. This looks so good and would be a fun party favor at a holiday gathering!!!!!!

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  22. My sister loves Okra SO much, she would def. love this.

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  23. My husband would love me forever if I made him pickled okra. Your friend should share her recipe! :-)

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  24. I've never had okra but I know it is very popular in the south. Your pickled okra looks tasty!

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  25. Never been a fan of okra, but so many of my fam and friends love the stuff!

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  26. That's what social media can be about, real connections!

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  27. I'm from Louisiana and haven't had pickled okra in years. I love it!

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  28. I've never had pickled okra, it sounds good though!

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  29. I once had homemade pickles and it was totally different than any kind of pickles I'd EVER had in a jar! I'm not a fan of okra but I think I would adore the pickled kind :)

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  30. Definitely one of the most unique things I've heard of recently!

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  31. I don't think I've ever had okra, let alone pickled! I do love things that are pickled though, I should try it!

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  32. Never tried Okra!! Looks yummy though!!

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  33. I have actually never tried Okra. Looks like something I should try!

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  34. Okra is so good, and yours look so delish!

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