Home-brewing often intimidates beginners. Traditionally, home-brewers have used a lot of bulky gear. Fortunately, you can make great beer at home in tiny batches using one-gallon apple-juice-style jugs and common kitchen equipment.
Developed by cookbook author Karen Solomon, this tangy, piquant Asian pear pickle tastes great on its own, on a chicken sandwich, in an arugula salad, or paired with blue cheese. If you can't find Asian pears, any kind of pear can be subbed in here;