I’m working on translating a ghost story, but on the meanwhile this might interest you.
Pickling is a process of preserving and storing food. I pickled my cucumbers last month and they turned out real good so I’m using a similar recipe for the crab apple that I picked from my dad’s garden last Saturday.
I soak the crab apples in ice cold salt water for several hours. Then put the crab apples in canning jars.
Ingredients: brown sugar, black pepper seeds, chopped garlic, distilled vinegar, sea salt and water.
Instruction: boil cold water in a stock pot, add sugar, sea salt, black pepper seeds, chopped garlic and distilled vinegar when the water starts to boil. Lower the heat and let it simmer for about 5 minutes, then turn off the stove and let it sit to cool. Add the cooked water in a canning jar of crab apples and close tight with a lid. I’ll keep these in my pantry and it should be ready in about a month or so.
Updated August 15, 2010, it’s ready.