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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? 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 garlic … Continue reading

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Recipe: Pickled Beets

I followed the 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 vinaigrette like … 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. Thus I wrote about the Kosher dills which were a near-ringer for Patricia Fairhurst’s, but not the next batch which was dreadful in every … 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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Recipe: Easy Kosher-Style Pickles

These are darn close to Guss’s in my opinion. All you need is cucumbers, water, salt, garlic and patience. Ingredients: A pound or more of nice pickling cucumbers Water Kosher salt or another non-iodized salt A handful of garlic cloves, peeled … Continue reading

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