Monday, April 25, 2011


It was far too long since I last posted, visited my foodie friends blogs, and even buzzed someone on FoodBuzz. Though that doesn't mean I wasn't being busy in the kitchen, I just didn't have time to take photos of my creations and write about them.

Since my daughter is a senior this year and off to college in the autumn and my youngest son is off to the high school in autumn, I decided to go back to school. But to my surprise, I finished all my classes, graduated, passed my state exam for CNA, find work, and started working in a much shorter time than I expected.
This is the reason I didn't manage to have enough time for my foodie friends and my blog.

Does it happen to you too that you just can't resist but buy that extra head of so beautiful looking cauliflower or that extra bag or two of carrots that look so bright orange and fresh? It does? Than you are just like me. And than that pour vegetable is sitting on the counter and waiting to be transformed into something delicious... This time, my extra veggies found their way into a pickling jar.

Pickled Cauliflower And Carrots- My Way on FoodistaPickled Cauliflower And Carrots- My Way

(for printable recipe click here)


1 cup white distilled vinegar
3 cups water
1 cauliflower head, cut into florets
6 carrots, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
1 tbsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp crushed chili peppers
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp mustard seeds
7 garlic cloves


In a pot, bring to boil water, white distilled vinegar, salt, and sugar. Let it cool down completely. I usually do this the evening before I decide to make pickled something.

In a big enough pot, bring to boil water with some salt. Boil cauliflower florets first, just for 3 minutes. Remove cauliflower and immediately rinse under cold water. Put in carrots and boil them for around 3 minutes, too. Carrots too, should be immediately rinsed under cold water.

Layer cauliflower and carrots into a big enough clean dry jar. Through in garlic cloves and all the spices, and pour over the cooled pickling liquid. 

Pickled cauliflower and carrots will be ready in 3 weeks to enjoy.


  1. This is my favorite pickled veggies..I even like it more than pickles! Great recipe, thanks so much for sharing...
    I was missing you, I am wishing all the best on a new job and congrats on graduating! Have a wonderful day!

  2. Mateja....tursija, or pickled veggies looks great. Homemade is the best:)

  3. Looks so good! A great way to store on sale veggies for later!! Lovely pictures!

  4. I will be trying this with the cauliflowers and a few carrots. Nice blend.

  5. Nice to see you back on your blog Mateja. Already congratulated you in e-mail, but you deserve a big CONGRATULATION for your success, in your new career!
    I'm with Sandra. I love pickled cauliflower more than pickles, and also love the carrots. I'm so happy you shared your wonderful recipe with us.
    For sure it's a must try for me, since I love to can dill pickles too, this is on my next list:D

  6. Oh, I've missed you!!! Congratulations on your new job and all the big things happening in your life! So hard sending your first off to college~

    Your veggies sound wonderful...I'd love to try these :)

  7. Congrats on your accomplishments in such a short amount of time!

    I get carried away sometimes, too, when it comes to buying more veggies than I can eat. Pickling them is such a good idea--I've been meaning to try it anyway. I bet these were wonderful and they go so well with lots of foods. :-)

  8. Wow... your pickles look so great ! I never make my self.. many ready to use here ..hehehehe.. it bookmarked! I'll do it someday !
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  9. Sounds like quite a busy time! Glad you fit in time to share this lovely recipe - I always love finding new veggies to pickle them, and new brine combos...

  10. What's up lady? Wanted to stop by and see how are you? Missing your regular recipes:)
    Hope that you are doing great!!!

  11. Thank you everyone! I'm still cooking, it's just that time owns me now....and there is just not enough of it to do eveything I want to :( But I'm glad you are all so busy in the kitchen- Facebook keeps me updated :D

  12. I never tasted or seen pickled cauliflower before, I will give a shot for this one.