Hot Trends for 2012. Pickling .. My grandmother canned all of her fruits and vegetables from the garden and placed in the cellar every year, a process that is way too time intensive for me. After some reseach online I came up with an asian inspired recipe with rice wine vinegar, as well as apple cider vinegar base. I want a fresh crisp veggie, not the kind that sits on the supermarket shelf. Simple is best. My first priority was pickled ginger. You can find plenty of pickled ginger in Dallas but not in Boquete. I chopped carrots, ginger, garlic, onions, added peppercorns for another jar. For the 3rd jar I used cucumbers, onions, garlic and ginger. Then I moved to the apple cider vinegar for a couple of variations of jalepenos, carrots, purple onion, garlic and orange peppers. All five jars are resting in the refrigerator for a week. They look and smell amazing.
January 7, 2012