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I'm going to make giardiniera - any good recipes?

I remember having giardiniera on Italian beef sandwiches in Chicago. So good.
I've been itching to relive the experience without getting shot at.
Massageman · 70-79, M
I've already started making my own "Claussen" style pickles. I may have to start making my own relish, too. I HAVE pickled veggies in addition to the pickles. My base "cold pack" recipe- Fill quart jar with 50/50 mix water and 5% vinegar. Add: 1 T canning salt, 1 t dill weed, 1/2 t dill seed, 2 cloves of garlic, minced (vary to taste). Shake. Add sliced carrots, onions, cauliflower, pickles (cucumbers grown for pickling, NOT regular cucumbers), etc to your liking. I pack my jars full- very full! Remember that this is a cold-pack recipe, good for about 3-4 weeks in the fridge. It is NOT a processed recipe utilizing boiled/canning technique needed for long-term storage. I see in your pic that there is also mustard seed, peppercorns, some whole allspice, etc. Looks good!
Budwick · 70-79, M
@Massageman Man, that sounds good! Claussen style - so, lot's of crunch?
I bet that would be delicious. Thanks
Bearsfan67 · 56-60, M
Chicago native here and that jar put a smile on my face.
Budwick · 70-79, M
@Bearsfan67 Do you get to Cleveland?
Bearsfan67 · 56-60, M
@Budwick I’ve been but it’s been a long time. I’m in mid Michigan these days so it’s a pretty easy trip.
Budwick · 70-79, M
@Bearsfan67 A long trip for a sandwich!
I'll let you know if the food is worth the trip.
Moonstone · 51-55, F
You just added another thing to my To-Do list
‘[i][b]Make giardiniera’[/b][/i]
Massageman · 70-79, M
There are some Buona Beef and Pop's Beef - Portillo even- locations in the suburbs that are still
reasonably safe.
Budwick · 70-79, M
@Massageman Yeah, I was kind of kidding - I live in Cleveland now and wasn't really planning a trip. But thanks.
Massageman · 70-79, M
@Budwick Portillo WILL ship, but the price is sky-high.
Cinc- OK - you will have to settle for Skyline chili - or at least add onions and cinnamon to canned stuff. :- )
Budwick · 70-79, M
@Massageman I thought briefly about ordering the eight Italian beef boxes - but I realized, I don't want it THAT bad.
Something for me to try :) I don't have a recipe, sorry, but it looks INCREDIBLE!
I love green olives.
Budwick · 70-79, M
@Spoiledbrat Yes - I want to include olives!
Gemma90 · F
Looks vile
Budwick · 70-79, M
@Gemma90 Forget your meds today?
Gemma90 · F
@Budwick rude
Budwick · 70-79, M
@Gemma90 Agreed - every word you've written here - and fo no good reason.
Goodluckwiththat · 56-60, M
A sort of pickles?? Looks delicious!!
Budwick · 70-79, M
@Goodluckwiththat Yeah, sort of, pickled veggies.

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