I love, love, love pickles and preserved foods. I do everything from cure my own olives to pickle fish, but the recipes here are standard — more or less — vegetable and fruit pickles. I often find myself with more of a wild edible food or a garden veggie than I can eat fresh, so I immediately think “how can I pickle some of this?” There’s usually a way.
ROOTS and BULBS
Smoked, Roasted and Preserved Jalapenos
These are made of awesome. They are the love child of chipotle and fire-roasted red peppers. You want to make these, oh yes you do…
MEATS AND FISH
How to Make Oil Cured Black Olives
This is that Greek style wrinkly olive. It is a very easy method of curing black olives, and the flavor is far better than any store-bought olive.