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A Pickle Paradise

Preserving the Past, Savoring the Present

from Roughcut Food Labs

Welcome to a dedicated space on The Dead River Collective where we dive deep into the world of pickles, exploring recipes that span from local delicacies to modern creations, and not forgetting the cherished vintage recipes from our esteemed partner, Roughcut Food Labs. Here, we celebrate the art of pickling, showcasing the incredible diversity and the fascinating history behind these tangy treats.

Pickles have been a staple in cuisines worldwide for centuries, acting as a method to preserve food, enhance flavors, and add a unique zest to meals. In Maine, where the culinary landscape is as diverse as its beautiful terrain, pickles hold a special place in the hearts of food enthusiasts and home cooks alike. Whether it’s the classic dill pickle, the sweet and spicy bread and butter pickle, or innovative new flavors created by Roughcut Food Labs, there’s something here for everyone.

As you peruse through our collection of blog posts, you’ll find a treasure trove of recipes, stories, and tips to guide you through the world of pickling. From cucumbers to cauliflower, and everything in between, we’ve got all your pickle-related queries covered. So, buckle up and prepare your taste buds for a journey through the tangy, spicy, and utterly delicious universe of pickles!


Unlock the secrets of pickling with our collection of pickle recipes. From cucumbers and carrots to more unusual options, you’ll find everything you need to start pickling at home.

Maine Garden Fresh Zucchini Spirals

Twirling into Freshness Maine Garden Fresh Zucchini Spirals Welcome to a refreshing and healthy culinary delight with our Maine Garden...
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Twilight Carrot & Berry Relish

Maine Homestead Tales Twilight Carrot & Berry Relish In the rugged heart of Maine, where vast forests give way to...
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Acadia-Style Pickled Brussels Sprouts

Maine Memories Acadia-Style Pickled Brussels Sprouts Ah, the charm of Maine! A land known for its rugged coastlines, lighthouses, and...
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Maine Blueberry Vinegar & Maple Pickled Asparagus

Pine Tree Delight Maine Blueberry Vinegar & Maple Pickled Asparagus As the snow blankets of winter melt away and Maine...
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Homestead Quick-Pickled Ginger

Preserving the Harvest Homestead Quick-Pickled Ginger Ah, the joys of living in the Pine Tree State! Where the air is...
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Maine Homestead Wild Garlic Pickle

Unearthing the Zest of the Wild Maine Homestead Wild Garlic Pickle Embark on a culinary adventure with our Maine Homestead...
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Quick Refrigerator Pickled Zucchini

Crisp Garden Delight Quick Refrigerator Pickled Zucchini Embark on a flavorful journey with our Quick Refrigerator Pickled Zucchini, a recipe...
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Pine Tree State Pickles

Forest Harvest Pine Tree State Pickles Maine, the northeasternmost state of the U.S, has earned itself various endearing monikers over...
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Maine Homestead Dilly Snap Peas

Crunching into Tradition Maine Homestead Dilly Snap Peas Step into the vibrant world of home pickling with our Maine Homestead...
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Maine Homestead Tangy Pickled Cauliflower

Savoring the Crunch of Preservation Maine Homestead Tangy Pickled Cauliflower Dive into the vibrant world of home pickling with our...
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Tangy Pickled Loaf

Homestead Delight Tangy Pickled Loaf The coastline of Maine is not just a stretch of scenic splendor; it's a symbol...
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Garden-Fresh Tangy Radish Seed Pods

Discovering the Crunch of Nature Garden-Fresh Tangy Radish Seed Pods Welcome to a journey of tang and crunch with our...
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Maine Homestead Spicy Pickled Cucumbers

A Zesty Adventure Maine Homestead Spicy Pickled Cucumbers Invigorate your taste buds and spice up your pickle game with our...
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Rustic Zesty Lemon Preserve

Brightening Your Table Rustic Zesty Lemon Preserve Welcome to the delightful world of homemade preserves with our Rustic Zesty Lemon...
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Island Harvest Sauerkraut

A Fusion of Fermentation & Flavor Island Harvest Sauerkraut Dive into the world of fermentation and flavor with our Island...
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Downeast Jalapeño-Basil Dillies

A Pickled Tribute to Maine's Culinary Craftsmanship Downeast Jalapeño-Basil Dillies Hello, fellow food enthusiasts! If you're a fan of the...
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Maine Garden Preserved Leek

A Zesty Twist on Tradition Maine Garden Preserved Leek Embrace the art of fermentation and the joy of preserving with...
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Forest Foraged Purslane Pickles

Savoring Wild Greens Forest Foraged Purslane Pickles Discover the joy of turning a wild, often overlooked green into a delightful,...
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Maine Homestead Pickled Soy Garlic

Unveiling the Art of Homesteading Flavors Maine Homestead Pickled Soy Garlic Embark on a flavorful journey with our Maine Homestead...
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Maine Homestead Pickled Eggplant

Savoring the Art of Preservation Maine Homestead Pickled Eggplant Delve into the art of preserving with our Maine Homestead Pickled...
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Pickle Pioneers

How You Can Contribute to the Brine Brotherhood

  1. Share Your Recipes: Have a family pickle recipe passed down through generations, or perhaps a modern twist on a classic? Share it with us and contribute to our growing collection of pickle delights.
  2. Join the Taste Testers: We’re always on the lookout for pickle enthusiasts to taste and provide feedback on new recipes developed by Roughcut Food Labs. Let us know if you’re interested!
  3. Preserve and Promote Local Ingredients: Support local farmers and producers by using their produce in your pickling adventures, and don’t forget to share your creations and the local love on social media.
  4. Engage in the Community: Leave comments on our blog posts, engage in discussions, and connect with other pickle aficionados. Your insights and experiences enrich our collective knowledge.
  5. Submit a Pickle-Related Blog Post: If you have interesting stories, tips, or pickle-related content, consider submitting a guest blog post to share your knowledge with the community.

Join us in cultivating a community that celebrates the piquant pleasures of pickles. Your contributions, big or small, help in preserving the art of pickling and ensuring that this culinary tradition continues to thrive and evolve. Let’s create a brine brotherhood that spans generations and taste buds!