Emily Cooks the Web: Pickling Vegetables is Kind of a Big Dill

IMG_1519Pickles! I had no idea how many things you could pickle until I searched the layers of Pinterest for recipes.

For Alisha’s and my “Monthly Canning Day” in November, we decided to pickle vegetables, and not just cucumbers. We chose cauliflower, radishes, carrots, red and golden beets, and cucumbers. There was even some talk about pickling eggs.


IMG_1518Pickling is so much easier than making apple butter, apple scrap jelly, and applesauce! The most in depth aspect happens during prep as you wash, peel, and thinly slice everything.

Here are some recipes which we used on our pickling day for various veggies:

Pickled Beets: Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey (Perfect as a snack or paired with herbed goat cheese.)

Vietnamese Pickled Carrots and Daikon Radish (Lovely on a sandwich.)

Pickled Radishes (A perfect crunch in some roasted vegetables.)

Pickled Cauliflower (Kids love these!)

I personally will be pickling all winter long!


Emily Truman, a Millersville graduate with a degree in Psychology, has edited nursing textbooks for almost 5 years. She has been editing for FLL since the working stages of Issue 32. Aside from editing work, Emily also makes pies with unique fillings and flavor combinations, as well as repurposed clothing and jewelry. She loves spending quality time with friends, her family, and her bulldog Ozzy.