When Pam made a comment about her mother-in-law's pickled asparagus, I realized that asparagus was a vegetable that I had never pickled before. Naturally, I had to set out to find a recipe. After looking at several I finally decided to try this recipe from recipezaar.com.
I like using Jelly jars for pickles because they look more decorative; and of course, I think homemade pickles make good gifts. I chose to try the recipe without the optional hot pepper flakes. Since pickles need to sit for a couple of weeks in order to allow the vegetables plenty of time to soak up the flavor from the brine, I will have to be patient to find out how my pickles turned out.
Thank you, Pam, for getting me started on a new quest.
So here's the recipe:
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