As with most recipes there are many variations for pickling garlic. This one is quick and easy with balsamic vinegar adding a touch of sweetness. The pickling juices can be used in homemade salad dressings when the garlic is gone.
This jam is quick, involves no canning, and makes just the kind of jam I like–not too sickly sweet. It is proving just the thing to eat up those bi-weekly CSA strawberries. After a year and a half, I'm getting a little fresh strawberried-out.