and now - for something completely different......
i love pretty much anything pickled.....
peppers, radish, cabbage, pork, cucumber (ya know... pickles....), and GARLIC!
this is actually my second attempt at making pickled garlic. the first attempt didn't go so well. that time, i stuck garlic cloves in vinegar and prayed for magic to happen. basically - no magic happened, and i ended up with very raw, vinegar coated cloves.
this time around i actually tried a recipe. i found a good looking one in a local cook book called "The Pickle Lady's Pickle Passion". i know... its a mouthful. (i only now realized how dirty this sentence sounds... my apologies, and many immature giggles....heehee!)
it starts with a brine of water, vinegar, salt, sugar, hawaiian chili pepper, and pepper corns. bring that to a boil, add in some peeled garlic cloves, and...... well, wait for magic to happen.
i'm not posting the recipe just yet b/c i'm still waiting for the magic - but as soon as i give it a proper taste test, i'll give you the verdict, and the recipe.
here's to hoping for the best :)