Swedish-inspired quick pickled cucumbers in a sweet vinegar brine. My mother makes these every year for Christmas Eve. A spiralizer makes it easy to cut the cucumbers paper-thin.
Emily Paster blogs about fitting ambitious food in family life on her website West of the Loop, named one of the top eight family food blogs in Chicago by Red Tricycle. Her passion for home food preservation and DIY kitchen projects led to her to start the Chicago Food Swap in 2011. Her print work on food and entertaining regularly appears in Chicago Parent magazine.