My Monday post about what is going on around my home.
Pickles ! ! !
Daughter came over and helped me make some quick Japanese styled pickled vegetables.
I used half a bottle unfiltered (that is why the liquid looks cloudy) apple vinegar, two tablespoons each of sugar and salt add a splash of water and boil till dissolved. Pour over sliced seeded Jalapenos, Carrots and Onion slices, or your choice of vegetables. Let sit and store in the refrigerator for a day or so, they get better the longer they sit, but these veggies never last around me. I chop and add them to everything.
Cabbage, garlic and a few Jalapenos.
I tried my hand at "Cowboy Candy" Jalapeno peppers cooked in a sugar syrup with Celery Seed and Turmeric. I didn't have the right size of container so they look lonely in the big dish. The sweet/spicy syrup smelled so good I poured the leftover syrup over the vegetables in the above photo.
Since I don't know how to can for stable shelve life, I like to make small batches of pickle vegetables to store in the refrigerator. That is why I like the quick Japanese style of pickling that my daughter is so good at. Plus after years and I mean years of eating carrots this gives me a new and exciting way to eat carrots.
If I like the Candied Jalapenos, I will look into getting a few correct size jars instead of using what I have on hand.
Just because it is my blog, here is another moment of Zen sunset. I sat and watched it till the sun completely set, beautiful ! The sunset was a bit softer but the camera really focused on the sun. Camera problem aside, I rather like the circles of colors expanding out.
No rain Saturday evening but the weather put on quite a cloud show.
waiting. . . parsnip
music. . . Burning In The Sun, Blue Merle