And I still can’t get rid of a nagging cough left over from the Hungarian Death Plague. How long can it take? Guess I shouldn’t be complaining, though; I could have serious complications and be unable to breathe for the rest of my life. There’s always that.
Anyway. A good day. Dropped off some old things at Goodwill, so there are no more piles of clothes laying around my bedroom. (They’re under the bed now.) Picked up some Southern Comfort bourbon whiskey at the nearby ABC store (more on that later). Stopped by Target and picked up miscellaneous useful things, including two desk lamps which now sit on my desk and will keep my face nice and bright for my webcam.
After a long but satisfying day at work, I came home exhausted. So I used the bourbon to make myself what I bought it for: my first mint julep. Following
It was strong and delicious. A little less Southern Comfort next time, I think, and it’ll taste perfect. There were also bits of leaf floating in the drink; I think I need to grind it down more. Still, a success.
That gave me some pep, so I watered and weeded the garden a bit, microwaved some homemade pizza, and checked
So. Um. Very exciting day. In any event, here’s the recipe. I plan to increase it by 50% next time, as I didn’t have enough liquid to fill both jars.
Two pickle jars, cleaned
1/2 small onion
1 cup water
1 cup cider vinegar
1.5 cups sugar
Pinch kosher salt
1/2 teaspooon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspooon turmeric
1/2 teaspooon celery seeds
1/2 teaspooon pickling spice
Combine all ingredients except cucumber and onion in the pan and turn it up to medium, stirring occasionally. When it reaches a boil, reduce heat to
Meanwhile, slice each cucumber in half, then quarter each half lengthwise, and put in a jar (one jar should hold one cucumber). Slice the onion thinly and divide between the jars.
When the juice has simmered, pour it into the jars. Let jars cool to room temperature, top them off, lid and refrigerate. Note: juice is sticky and pans often pour badly; I’m going to use a turkey baster to transfer the liquid next time.
|Mandy||Regarding pcikles: http://www.threadless.com/product/491/Pickles_are_just_cucumbers_soaked_in_evil|
|Brennen||That is a fairly wonderful
|Brent||Heh. I like it. If I wore anything other than black shirts, I’d be tempted to buy one.|