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The flavor of the apple cider vinegar was perfect for masking the garlic smell.

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom CentralConsulting for Heinz Vinegar. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and as a thank you for participating. Did you know that Heinz was founded in 1869 and they have been committed to producing pure, all-natural vinegar since then! That is a crazy long time. It seems to me anyone doing something that long should have the hang of what they are doing. You can use vinegar for so many things. I am pretty sure vinegar is one of my favorite condiments, cleaners, and recipe additions. So many times, I have said, “Just add a little vinegar!”

Pickled Carrots recipe
Pickling Tip: Fill your jars leaving one inch from the top.

When I was pregnant, I went through several bottles of the Heinz Apple Cider Vinegar. I loved the smell of it and hated the smell of everything else. To solve the dilemma, I was a weirdo and put vinegar on my upper lip to smell instead of the world! It is great for cleaning, and getting out smells that would never go away like cat urine. It will also make the smell of garlic be non-existent allowing you to eat garlic straight from the jar without getting horrid garlic breath. Apple Cider vinegar is perfect for marinades and a must-have in all potato salads! I believe I have used vinegar in everything, but pickling. So, today I wanted to give pickling a try! I bought the Heinz Apple Cider Vinegar and the Heinz Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar to see what the difference would be. The biggest difference that I noticed was the mother. The mother is the floaty stuff that collects at the bottom, and is what my mom told me all good vinegar has! Heinz defines them as follows:

  • Apple Cider Vinegar: Heinz Apple Cider Vinegar begins with fine quality apples and crystal clear water to create a clean, mellow flavor ideal for salads, marinades and recipes. It has the full 5 percent acidity required for canning and pickling.
  • Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar: Heinz Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar retains the “mother” of the vinegar – a compound created naturally during vinegar’s fermentation process. It is ideal for salads, marinades and recipes as well as a variety of other uses.

So, you want to know how to pickle right? I figure if you can pickle cucumbers, you can pickle anything. It is actually very easy to do! Well, I used a Food Saver to do the hard part, but you can do it the old fashioned way too! I chose to pickle red onions, garlic cloves, carrots, and of course some cucumbers.

How to pickle anything

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How To Pickle Anything Recipe
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Use a non-metal pot for all processes. The metal will react with the vinegar and give you a cloudy solution.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups of Heinz Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2.5 T Kosher Salt
  • 1 T sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • ½ T Pickling Spice
  • Fresh Dill
  • Mustard Seed
  • Vegetables for Pickling
  • 1 gallon of water for brining
  • ½ cup of picking salt
Instructions
  1. Wash and cut the ends off of the vegetables if you will be slicing them.
  2. Sanitize the jars in the dishwasher
  3. Mix together ½ cup of Pickling Salt with the 1 gallon of water.
  4. Place the cut vegetables in the brine solution overnight or for 12 hours.
  5. Drain and discard the liquid.
  6. Heat the top 5 ingredients to a simmer.
  7. Fill the jars with a teaspoon of whole mustard seed and a Tablespoon of dill seed or fresh dill
  8. Pour the pickle mix over the vegetables and fill one inch from the top
  9. Seal with a FoodSaver until the top no longer can be pushed in.
  10. For the best flavor, wait two weeks until eating.

To stay connected to Heinz Vinegar and to get great recipe inspiration as well as learn other great uses for vinegar, follow the Heinz Vinegar Pinterest Page. You can also check out the Heinz Vinegar Recipe website at heinzvinegar.com/recipes.

13 COMMENTS

  1. As noted a food saver is optional, though easier equipment. Before such devices the lids were put on too of the jars and the rings only slightly tightened. In fact its sometimes easier to tighten the ring and then slightly loosen it. Place into a pan of water that covers the tops of the jars by approximately 2″. Bring to a simmer and allow to simmer until all the jars have quit bubbling and any air escaping from them. Remove the jars very carefully with either a jar remover or some very sturdy tongs. Using two dish towles pick up the jar with one and firmly tighten the lid with the other. Place on a double thick dish towel to cool until the jars are no longer warm to the touch. You will hear a metallic tink when the jar seals. Test each jar by pressing firmly on the center. A jar is sealed correct of there is no give or ‘click’ when pressing.

  2. I have always loved apple cider vinegar. I use it in everything. I’ve never actually tried pickling, but I’ve been wanting to. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. I’ve always wanted to try making my own pickles… thanks so much for this extensive how to post! I also love pickled veggies, this would be fun recipe to experiment with! 😉

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