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Pickles homemade

Discussion in 'Gardening in Thailand' started by dave111, 11 Sep 2012.

  1. bahn_farang

    bahn_farang Well-Known Member

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    After going to a well known supermarket chain with several branches in central malls My wife decided to pickle some small cucumbers. We started off small and did three jars. All 3 jars were delicious. However the third jar had white scum on the top. What did we do wrong and how can we avoid this problem?
     
  2. keetao

    keetao Guest

    ^^ That usually happens if the stem isn't completly removed from one or more of the cucumbers in the batch. For some reason, leaving even a portion of the stem promotes the growth of a certain type pf enzyme which make pickles soft and turns the vinigar cloudy.
     
  3. bahn_farang

    bahn_farang Well-Known Member

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    thank you. doing a batch tomorrow. any veg that you suggest for pickling?
     
  4. tassiecatred

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    Can you buy Jalapenos here in Thailand?
     
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    ramses Well-Known Member

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    you can buy them fresh in Villa Market, and pickled (sometimes) in Tops, Big C, and and Foodland.
     
  6. dave111

    dave111 Thread Starter teacher

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    pickle:

    big white radish (15 bath for a big one)
    small onions (15 baht for almost a kilo at the market)
    eggs (crazy english)
    garlic (I love it)
    cauliflower (very good to pickle)

    you can pickle anything... just try
     
  7. tassiecatred

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    Thanks. Don't live in Bangkok, but I'll try my local Big C. Also will look for some olives.
     

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