This is a home-made copy of "taberu rayu", a delicious, but expensive Japanese chili, garlic and sesame crunchy sauce. Easy, quick, cheap and without taste enhancers, this is one of the most addictive condiments I know.
One of the simplest lacto-fermented recipes you can make. This process changes the flavor and the texture of the garlic, bringing out the richness and diminishing the heat. Eat it cooked, raw, or plain!
Cucumber is a refreshing change from the Winter vegetables one gets bored with at the end of the season. This quick, simplified version of cucumber kimchi will spice up any meal and wake up everyone from the Winter lethargy.
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.