About Charlotte Pike

Charlotte Pike

Charlotte Pike is the food writer at Charlotte’s Kitchen Diary and Ballymaloe-trained chef based in the English countryside. She gravitates toward seasonal, uncomplicated, nourishing cooking and all manner of baking and is the award-winning author of several cookbooks. @charlottepikefood

A jar of refrigerator sweet pickles with a fork holding two pickles lying beside the jar.

Refrigerator Sweet Pickles

A Scandinavian-style pickle that’s distinctly sweet, a little sour, and perfumed with dill. It doesn’t even require turning on the stove during the dog days of summer.

A mason jar mostly filled with pickled cherries, pickling liquid, star anise, and a cinnamon stick.

Pickled Cherries

An easy, unexpected way to extend cherry season that’s tartly sweet, subtly spiced, and surprisingly irresistible.