Friday, August 31, 2012

Pickled Onions and Oodles of Vino

Red Onions.  Capable of so many things at the dinner table.  We're going to pickle some.  It takes only minutes and it's soo very worth it.

We are headed to a friends cottage for the long weekend and wanted to bring something homemade as a hostess gift, amongst oodles of yummy wine of coarse.  Who doesn't like pickled red onions with just about any meal at the cottage?

3/4 cup of apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons of sea salt
3 tablespoons of maple syrup
1 dried bay leaf
4 whole cloves
1 red onion, thinly sliced

Place the vinegar, cloves, bay leaf, maple syrup and salt in a deep pan.  Bring the liquid to a slow boil over medium heat.  When bubbling, add the onions.  Stir for 1 minute and remove the pan from the heat.  Let the onions and liquid cool to room temperature, then pour into containers and put in the fridge.  The onions will last a month or so, but are best at one week.  Put them on anything.

Dress the jar up with a label and pretty paper and you have a perfect hostess gift everyone can enjoy for days.

Happy Long weekend!  Enjoy a BBQ or two, and lots of warm sunshine.  Happy summer.

bon appetit.

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