I'm planning a Fourth of July picnic, and although the menu isn't totally decided yet, I know there will be homemade pickles to go with the other food. Safe to eat even when they've been carried around on a sweltering July afternoon, pickles are perfect picnic fixin's.
Here are some of my favorite take-along pickles. Note that most homemade pickles are better if they've had a week or three for the flavors to mellow and "marry." If you're in a hurry, go for the Quick Refrigerator Dill Pickles: