Pickled vegetables are a great way to jazz up your meals, especially in the late winter, early spring time when the grocery store vegetables are looking a little worse for the wear. Pickles have other benefits too.
These figs are plump and sweet and spiced as much as pickled -- almost a cross between pickled and candied. They're great on a cheese plate, with dessert, or popped into your mouth straight from the jar.
Cure raw yolks in a soy sauce mixture until they are just firm. The high concentration of salt in the curing liquid draws water from the exterior of the yolk, forming a thin, intensely savory exterior shell around a gooey, runny interior.
Here is a delicious mushroom preserve based on the Italian "Sott'olio" technique. The mushrooms are salted and pickled before preserving under oil. They can be flavored numerous ways. It's a great way to enjoy mushrooms for months to come!