Spicy Ginger Mustard Pickles


September 8, 2011

Spicy Ginger Mustard Pickles

Mustard Pickles remind me of my Great Grandma Kimbler.  She used to make all kinds.  They are a deliciously old-fashioned and frugal concoction, intended to preserve and liven up over abundant produce during the summer.  I recall eating peppers, cauliflower, onions, zucchini, green tomatoes and okra, depending on the batch.  A bit exotic to me as a child, these pickles now seem like the ultimate flexible vehicle that can be adjusted from spicy to sweet, traditional to ethnic. 

For this small batch I used zucchini, cucumbers and peppers from my garden, plus red carrots from the farmers market.  For a fun twist I used a wavy cutter to prep all the vegetables.  I also used red pepper and fresh ginger in addition to the mustard spices.

Pickled Vegetables with Ginger
Spicy Mustard Pickles
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