12.15.2012

Pickled Cauliflower


Pickling anything is a fun sport when you pickle you can add your own twist.

I love cauliflower it is so delicious. I eat it so many different way's. This pickled cauliflower is so yummy I love pickles so to add some garlic and dill to these little flowers is a treat to open during the winter.





It really is the same liquid you use for the garden mix. When you pickle anything it becomes more personal with time.

Fresh Dill from the  garden
Nice clean garlic cloves

I pack my jars right from the bowls. I add a garlic clove, dill and cauliflower in layers into each jar. Stop when you get about a half inch from the top of the jar. You can add more after you have added the pickling solution.






Alright once your jars are packed add the liquid to each jar taking care to leave that half inch from the top. Take a chopstick or a knife and use this to get any bubbles out of the jars. Just gently swirl it around the rim of each jar. Now pack any additional vegetable you can . I pack tight at this point you want to leave a 1/4 inch head space. Wipe your jars around the top and place your lids and bands. Tighten them and give them a water bath for 15 minutes at a rapid boil. 

Make sure they are not touching they need their space. Once the time is up wait for about 5 minutes and carefully remove your jars and set them on a towel to cool. Let them cool overnight or all day. When you go to store them take off the band and wipe them clean. You never want to store you canned goods with the band it could have some particles on it and it will go bad on and around your jar. Euu


Pickled Cauliflower is really just cauliflower as a pickle the ingredients are easy and the vegetable is so ready and available.

Liquid

4 cups distilled white vinegar
1 cup apple cider vinegar
4 tablespoons kosher salt
1 cup of white sugar
3 teaspoon mustard seed
3 tsp celery seed
2 tsp turmeric

In a large pot bring this solution to a near boil then down to a simmer.

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