Remember those pickles I bottled in the summer? The really salty sour ones? Well, I started coming down with a sore throat last week. I gargled with my sour pickle juice all week, and I almost had this cold licked, but then I ran out. So I started using the commercial pickle juice, and wouldn’t you know it, the sore throat came back with a vengeance. By the time I accepted the fact that my remedy was superior, it was too late. So I’m nursing an incredibly sore throat, but I have hope that the next time I start getting one, I can confidently turn to my pickles for relief.