Wednesday, June 15, 2011

V is for Vinegar

V is for vinegar. Where there are apples, there is vinegar.

Fleischmann's has two major vinegar making plants and one of them is about a half hour drive from my house. I'm sure there are days when the air is heavy with the pungent odor but I didn't smell anything when I stopped to take the photo.

Fleischmann's acquired this plant from Waylon Foods back in 1990, but I'm sure the vinegar vats go back much farther. They have a yesteryear type of air about them, leaving me to imagine the scent of vinegar heavy in the air. I can almost see the apple trucks hauling in their autumn loads.

Sometimes, on my walks through the orchard, I really do smell apple cider vinegar, the over ripe and rotting carcasses of discarded apples. I kind of like it.

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For those of you who visited last week, these little ones are not so ugly anymore. They're really kind of cute.


  1. A brand I've heard of, mostly for margarine.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  2. Me too. Heinz made the vinegar I remember.

  3. Vinegar-- a perfect choice and blast from my past [read: pickle making season]
    Thanks for the update on your little feathered friends.

  4. I love to use apple cider vinegar in my broccoli salad.

    THe baby bird pics are wonderful.

  5. For me the Fleischmann means yeast! I am afraid I have abandoned the apple cider of my youth for balsamic for salads.....
    ABC Wednesday Team

  6. omg i consume far too much vinegar for my own good i have it on pretty much everything....fresh chips (fries) covered in lots of salt and vinegar yummmmyyyy......but then again i dont know if england has the same vinegar as other countries so i may sound quite weird here haha

    anyway great post keep it up x

  7. Vinegar on fries does not sound weird to me. My husband's family is from Canada and vinegar on fries is perfectly acceptable there. I'm not certain as to why it hasn't made it's way around this side of the lake yet.

  8. I think the baby robins were cute last week, too, Martha, although they've sure grown.
    Vinegar is an excellent choice for ABC's V day, and I also remember walking through apple orchards and that vinegary smell from fallen fruit.
    I like plain white vinegar on my fries, though.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  9. I use unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar from Trader Joes...It's great for many things.

  10. I put an apple cider vinegar wash on my hair the other day...I smelt like a salad, but my hair hasn't felt this soft in such a long time.

  11. Great post, and thanks for including the hatchlings!

  12. Perfect choice for V.!

    Late bloghopping for ABC, please drop by when you can to see my V Entry thanks!