Saturday, September 17, 2011

Mixed Vegetable Pickles

A friend had given me some vegetables, and I wanted to preserve their goodness in some way. I decided to make pickles. The brine is water, white vinegar, apple cider vinegar, salt, sugar, and a blend of spices including cloves and allspice. I boiled the brine and poured it over the vegetables. They sat in the fridge for awhile, took them out and boiled the brine (strained, put into a saucepan), and poured it over the veggies. I did that a couple of times over a couple of weeks. Then I put the veggies into jars, boiled the brine (added some more cider vinegar), and poured it over the veggies in the jars. I used a waterbath canning method.

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