Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Its the preserving season....




And today I decided to pickle some pretty purple cauliflower as I had been given two of them and wanted to do something with them before they went off.

All you need to do is cut and wash the cauliflower, then dry off with some kitchen paper before placing in a preserving jar, with salt and spices, which can either be pickling spices or an assortment of your own, add the spices to the bottom of the jar with the salt and then start stacking the cauliflower tightly into the jar until you reach the top then fill with vinegar, clamp the lid on and leave in a dark place for a couple of weeks until ready.


This is delicious served with sandwiches or salad.


This is the cauliflower after one day and its turned the white vinegar a beautiful pink colour.







10 comments:

Anna said...

Loucas loves pickles Eleanor, he'd love this! And it's such a funky colour!
xx

Kerry said...

The colour looks amazing.

Rhyleysgranny said...

Vi that looks wonderful.
xxx

Oh my! Apple pie! said...

Wow! what a great colour,that is almost too pretty to eat.

Anonymous said...

when I saw how pretty, I immediately thought you'd reused pickled beet juice! I LOVE the color! Very pretty.

pinkbowl baker said...

Beautiful! When I first saw these I immediately thought you'd reused pickled beet brine!

Rosie said...

Vi what a wonderful pickle love the colour!

Rosie x

farida said...

Vi, haven't been to your blog in a long while. I love pickles:) Yours looks so good. I have never seen pink cauliflower before, so I thought it was just a regular white cauliflower and you added some beets to the jar for the color:) Great post!

Gita's Kitchen said...

Hi,
First time to your post. The cauliflower pickles look great. Love the color.

Kelly-Jane said...

Anna's right this is such a funky colour! Looks great.