This recipe comes under the ‘Lazy Sunday’ category because it’s the easiest pickling process ever. Take vegetables (peel and wash if necessary), stuff them in a jar then boil liquid and pour it into the jar.
This process will take you about 30 minutes; the hardest part is finding jars and their matching lids (especially when you used every jar in the house to make candles). You have the rest of the day to relax, watch a movie, read a book, take a nap…just whatever you feel like doing on your lazy Sunday. And then come Monday morning when your workmates ask you what you did at the weekend, you don’t need to make up a cover story to hide the fact that you were a lazy-bones. You can triumphantly declare “I pickled vegetables”. They will be so impressed with your domesticated skills there will be no further probing.
It’s not preserving as such so there is no sterilising of jars. With this being said, you have to eat the vegetables within the month – which isn’t hard to do.
They make beautiful gifts so get inventive with the colours of vegetables and your packaging.
The liquor quantity will be enough to fill 3 large jars of vegetables.