Tuesday, 17 October 2017

With Tears in my Eyes.



The end-of-year C word seems to have been resurrected recently, so it's time to think of what will accompany our cold Turkey.

There are two main pickles I associate with our winter feasts; onions and red cabbage. As we are now less than 90 days away from the big feasting and fattening season, I have begun the preparations by starting with the pickled onions.

I cannot envisage my Boxing Day slices of cold Turkey without a few pickled onions.

The small onions were peeled (with lachrymose difficulty), put into a light brine for 24 hours, then bottled in spiced wine vinegar with some sugar. I don't bother with weights and measures when it comes to such things; I do it by eye, and memory.

The pickled red cabbage will be prepared about two weeks before the big day, otherwise it loses its freshness colour and crunch.

I'm almost beginning to feel 'festive' (no I'm not).



24 comments:

  1. It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas,oh noooooo! It's only October.

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    1. Someone on the radio this morning was talking of buying cards. MUCH too early.

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  2. Couldn't believe my eyes when we visited a big toy shop outside Athens two weeks ago and they were filling shelves with Xmas stuff. Unfortunately we've caught up with the rest of the world as far as retail madness goes

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    1. Dreadful. It should be banned until at the earliest Dec' 15th.

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  3. It's worth the tears.
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. I've just this minute put them away in the stores cupboard, and felt very pleased with myself. Now I have to wait.

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  4. We just finished here a month of holydays, at Christmass we have our Hanuka also,and this month many birthdays ahead.

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    1. And parties galore I imagine. Some times I just look forward to January.

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  5. Did you know that if you cut an onion that has been kept in the fridge it doesn't make you cry? Try it...it works !

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    1. I went outdoors as it was such a nice day; even so my eyes did suffer. I've heard all sort of solutions, but usually ignore them; to my disadvantage.

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    1. Maybe, but I was screaming!

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    2. Could be good for the lungs ;) , I mean lots of babies do it as soon as they are born!

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    1. I apologize; I shall wear sackcloth and ashes for a month!

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  8. The “C” word comes earlier and earlier each year.

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  9. The onions sound so good. You will have a lovely dinner.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. I do hope so. I suppose it's the quintessential classic meal, with leftovers and pickles being just as important.

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  10. They really get me in the eyes too Cro ...... the sacrifices we make for delicious food !!! XXXX

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    1. I peeled them outdoors. It didn't help the eyes too much, but the peelings went all over the place thanks to the wind.

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  11. My mother always made copious quantities of both and I grew up with them - gorgeous and they have made me feel quite Christmassy.

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    1. For me, they are as much a part of the celebrations as the Turkey itself.

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