This tasteful pastime for preserving food at home has soared in popularity, especially as part of the burgeoning Farm-to-Table movement.
Now, preserving food can be easier than many people realize, and vinegar is a key ingredient. For example, “refrigerator pickling” (also known as “quick pickles”) takes just four simple ingredients and three easy steps. It’s a fun way to enjoy local or organic vegetables, particularly if you have a small amount of produce to preserve. Enjoy as side dishes for entrées, condiments for your special cocktail or for your favorite snack; share them with family and friends at your next picnic or take some along as a delicious hostess gift.