Last Moment Pickles

Company’s coming in the hour, table set, dinner under control……almost. You need pickles and the fridge is bare. Try this recipe…takes only a couple of minutes. It is fresh! It is different! Everyone will want the recipe.


  • 6 large radishes, very thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1 cucumber, very thinly sliced, crosswise
  • 1 sweet onion, peeled, thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1 tsp. dried pink peppercorns
  • 1 tsp. grated ginger
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp. sugar

In a medium bowl, combine the radishes, cucumber, onion and peppercorns. Place the ginger in a small piece of cheesecloth and squeeze the juice into the vegetables, discard all the flesh.

Combine vinegar, salt and sugar in a saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring until all the sugar has dissolved and it just comes to the boil.

Pour the dressing over the vegetables, toss well. Remove the veggies from the liquid and transfer to a serving bowl. Serve right away.

Did I just hear you mutter “damn I did this?”


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