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March 18th, 2018

Experimental Pickles: Baby Carrots

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Into a 1 quart jar put:
1 pound baby carrots (or whatever amount will fill the jar)
1 Tbsp dried dill weed

Into a sauce pan put:
1.5 cups water1
1.5 cups white vinegar2
1 Tbsp lemon pepper salt3
2 bay leaves
a bunch of dried sliced garlic, about 3-4 cloves worth maybe?

Bring to a boil, cover and simmer 10 minutes. Pour over carrots and dill to fill jar.

I'll test them in a week to see how they turn out.

1. I actually used one cup each of vinegar and water and then had to heat half a cup of each to top off the jar. In the end I think it took more like 1 and 1/3 cup each to fill the jar but this will vary with how many carrots you pack in the jar to start with.

2. Apple cider vinegar would work as well, but white is what I had. Since this a refrigerated recipe and not canned a less acidic vinegar like wine vinegar or rice vinegar would work too.

3. I didn't have any pickling salt on hand and no whole peppercorns so this was my compromise substitution. Ingredients listed on the bottle are: salt, citric acid, spices (including black pepper), onion, sugar, garlic, modified corn starch, lemon extractives, and FD&C yellow 5 lake.

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June 2nd, 2016

Easy Cheaty "Spanish" Rice

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Once again I am basically posting this so I don't forget how I did it.

Note that I have a microwave rice cooker that I am using for this. It is now stained orange inside but it's getting close to needing replacement so I'm not concerned about it. Use whatever rice cooking procedure works for you with the generalized version if you want to try it.

1 ½ cups white rice
2 ½ cups chicken broth
1 Tbsp dried minced onion
1 cup thick and chunky salsa

Microwave on high for 15 minutes.

To make it more general, you want to take your normal amounts of rice and water with your usual cooking method and make these changes:
  • 1 tsp dried minced onion per 1/2 cup of rice

  • 1/3rd of your normal water amount of salsa

  • use chicken broth instead of water and discount it by half the salsa amount
And accept the fact that tomato products heated in plastic will stain.
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