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Recipe: Giardinara (Mixed Pickled Vegetables)

Here is a simple Giardinara recipe that uses no oil or sugar so the fresh flavor of the vegetables comes through. Feel free to vary based on what’s on sale/looks good/is on hand. Makes 3 quarts. Ingredients: 1 medium head … Continue reading

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Recipe: Pickled Carrots with Ginger

Simple ingredients produce a complex flavorful result. Use these pickled carrots with ginger in salads or on a charcuterie tray; the gingery brine is tasty enough to drink on its own or as the base for a pickleback cocktail. I … Continue reading

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Recipe: Pickled Ramps Bulbs

At their prime, ramps bulbs have a taste between garlic and onion. Add one or two of these pickled ramps bulbs on the side of a serving of roasted meat for a flavor bomb. Proportions are for about a half … Continue reading

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2 new tools for pickling and home fermentation

When I did a round up of pickling techniques a couple years back, I gently scoffed at those airlock gewgaws which sit on top of a wide mouth mason jar. But now I have a two-pack of FARMcurious mold-free airlock … Continue reading

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Pickled meal in a jar!

During a stop at my local smokehouse, my attention was riveted like a raptor who’s spied a wounded stegosaurus. In a section of the cooler identified as “things not for sale” I saw a near empty glass container with a label … Continue reading

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Recipe: Quick Pickled Onions

Why put regular onions on your burger or sandwich when you can have pickled onions? Makes 1-2 cups. Ingredients: 1 red onion, sliced thin 3/4 c cider vinegar 3/4 c water 1 t pickling spices 1 t kosher salt 1 clove … Continue reading

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Recipe: Pickled Beets

I followed the pickled beets recipe in Food in Jars, which is an excellent source of canning advice, but reduced the sugar content significantly. These are nice with arugula or green lettuce, blue cheese and glazed walnuts and a mustardy … Continue reading

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Guss’ Pickles, Oy Vey!

One of the most heartrending tales ever told on Burnt My Fingers is the saga of Guss’ Pickles. I hope you’ll go and read it in its entirety, including especially the comments. But in a nutshell he said, she said, … Continue reading

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What’s the best way to ferment vegetables?

We like to brag about successes here on Burnt My Fingers, while learning from failures privately. Take the experiments in which I ferment vegetables.  I wrote about the Kosher dills which were a near-ringer for Patricia Fairhurst’s, but not the next … Continue reading

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Can I reuse pickle juice?

After I sliced and served my last Kosher style pickle, I was left with a jar filled with wonderful brine. Rather than just throw it out, I got some more cucumbers from the garden and plunged them into this brine, … Continue reading

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