Pickling, Crackling, Bubbling

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Nov 22, 2008 at 2:55pm

OK, Thanksgiving ’08 food prep is officially in process.  I decided I had a hankering for pickled vegetables after the yummy Szechuan pickled veggies I enjoyed at The Tea House last week.  This version won’t be spicy – just crisp and a bit salty/sweet.  Nice to nibble, I think, as an appetizer with a few delicious cheeses, to counter the richness.  The recipe is from The Kitchen Sink (via Food & Wine Magazine) – I took her recommendation and used very little sugar, 1/4 cup.  Took about 30 minutes to pull together, perhaps less.  They’re pickling in the garage fridge as I write, should be ready to go by Wednesday.

After all that hard work (not), John and I ran a few Saturday errands.  Brrr!  We walked in the door and built a big fire to warm our cold hands.  And oh, poured ourselves a glass of champagne.  To cool our warm hands.  So pleasant, I shot a little video of it.

I guess winter’s not so bad if you have crackling fires and glasses of champagne.


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  1. By maud on November 23, 2008 at 6:47AM

    nothing better than champagne and a fire!

  2. By metalmommy on November 22, 2008 at 3:15PM

    Looks good--both the food and the fire! That's so funny, Coreman had a fire waiting for me when I got home from work last night, and he also took a little vid and sent it to me on my phone! :-)