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How to Celebrate Pickle Appreciation Day on November 14

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If you're someone who has a special fondness for pickles, you're going to be ecstatic on November 14 it's Pickle Appreciation Day. So maybe some think it's a bit strange to have a slight
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obsession with pickles, but who cares? On November 14, wear your pickles with pride. It's your day to relish in everything pickle related, from learning more facts about the food to trying some new recipes.

Learn the facts

Pickles have quite the history. They date all the way back to Mesopotamia in 2030 BC and the word "pickle" actually comes from the Middle English word "pikel." The next time someone says something about your love of pickles, let them know it's reported that Cleopatra credits pickles for some of her beauty and George Washington was apparently a fan of them as well.

Buy some pickles

The Pickle Guys are a gourmet pickle store located on Essex Street and on Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn. They sell numerous types of pickles including Sour Pickles, Hot New Pickles, Hot Sour Pickles, Horseradish Pickles and Sweet Gherkins. The Pickle Guys also sell plenty of other pickled products such as tomatoes, olives, peppers, garlic, baby carrots and string beans. You can order products online through their website or head over to one of their stores.

Pickle Costume

If, by some chance, you find yourself in need of a large pickle costume on Pickle Appreciation Day, you now know where to find one. It's a one piece costume with a hole cut out for the face, but you'll need to purchase your own shirt, green tights and gloves. Now should your child need to wear a pickle costume, you could always try making one yourself. It's surprisingly easy and actually quite adorable.

Wear pickle accessories

I recently came across the Inedible Jewelry shop on Etsy and I adore their products. When you want to show your love of pickles on November 14, but want to do so in a slightly less subtle way than wearing a full-body pickle costume, a pair of pickle earrings are perfect.

Try some recipes

If you have yet to try making pickles at home, many of the recipes are actually pretty easy to follow. A few you may want to try include "Homemade Refrigerator Pickles," "Deep Fried Pickles," and "Sweet and Spicy Pickles."

Although you have a year-round passion for pickles, on November 14, you can go all out in honor of Pickle Appreciation Day. Keep a jar of them next to the couch, have them for lunch, mix them in with some ice cream for dessert whatever it is you plan on doing, you certainly have plenty of ways to celebrate the pickle.

Photo copyright belongs to Amy Stephenson via Flickr.
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Why? The poor pickle is underrated and deserves its own day.
When: November 14
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