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In a Pickle: Red Beet Eggs

The finished eggs are bright in both color and flavor. Pickling firms the whites of the hard boiled egg, transforming them into something tangy and substantial. The finished eggs are good eaten on their own, or chopped into a vibrantly colored salad and make a terrific addition to any springtime table. More

Red Beet Eggs

Pickled eggs are bright in both color and flavor. Pickling firms the whites of the hard boiled egg, transforming them into something tangy and substantial. The finished eggs are good eaten on their own, or chopped into a vibrantly colored... More

In a Pickle: Quick Pickled Sugarsnap Peas

Though I like them raw or gently sautéed until tender-crisp, one of my favorite things to do to sugarsnaps is to quickly pickle them in a gingery, barely sweetened brine. I make them as a refrigerator pickle so that they keep their crunch and eat them with open-face sandwiches or chopped and tossed with grain salads. More

Quick Pickled Sugarsnap Peas

Though I like them raw or gently sautéed until tender-crisp, one of my favorite things to do to sugarsnaps is to quickly pickle them in a gingery, barely sweetened brine. I make them as a refrigerator pickle so that they keep their crunch and eat them with open-face sandwiches or chopped and tossed with grain salads. More

In a Pickle: Caramelized Shallot Pickle

This pickle is inspired by Amanda Hesser's shallot-cassis marmalade. It starts similarly, by deeply caramelizing a mess of chopped shallots in a bit of butter. Once the shallots are sweet and yielding, you add a generous amount of balsamic vinegar and simmer until the vinegar thickens and transforms into a sticky glaze. More

In a Pickle: Pickled Prunes

Prunes get a bad rap. Most people think you need an AARP member card to buy them. Thing is, they start out life as plums and are really no different than a raisin is to a grape. Manufacturers like Sunsweet and Sun Maid have been playing this up, rebranding their prune packaging with words "dried plums." Whether you buy into this new branding or not, I firmly believe it's time to start rethinking the prune. One way to start re-imagining the prune is to pickle it. More

In a Pickle: Pickled Kumquats

If your citrus experience is limited to oranges, clementines, and grapefruit, eating a kumquat will feel backwards at first. Kumquats keep their sweetness in their skin and their tartness on the inside. If you try and peel away the exterior, all you'll be left with is a marble-sized bite of unrelenting sour. Instead, you pop the whole thing in your mouth and let the flavors mingle. As a pickled fruit, they're perfect on a cheese platter, alongside cured and roasted meats, or tossed with hearty green salads. More

Pickled Kumquats

Save a bit of the winter citrus season by pickling kumquat halves in a slightly spiced vinegar syrup. Eat the fruit with cheese, meat or salad. The leftover liquid can be drizzled into sparkling water or whisked into vinaigrettes. More

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