Pickled or Preserved

This Pickling and Preserving category features recipes for Pickled Mangos (Amba), Pickled Turnips, and Pickled Eggplant. But that’s just the beginning! Pickled vegetables are called “Tourshee” or “Tourshya” in Assyrian. I realize that I make this claim too often: Mom made the best_____( fill in the blank). I can’t help it, she was such an amazing cook! As a matter of fact, there was a time when my Uncle Bob wanted to market her tasty pickles.

I don’t claim to be as a great of a cook as my mom was. However, I do enjoy pickling and preserving fruits, vegetables and such. Besides sharing popular recipes like Pickled Mexican Carrots, I also show you how to preserve lemons, and grape leaves for making Greek Dolmathes.

Moroccan Preserved Lemons

Moroccan Preserved Lemons

Preserved lemons, popular in North African Cuisine, are not only beautiful to look at, but a delight to taste! Marinating lemons in salt and their natural juice has been done for centuries. This was done as a way of preserving the lemons to be used during […]

Mexican Pickled Carrots

Mexican Pickled Carrots

Sometimes I share recipes that are quite complicated. I wonder to myself how many people out there will actually even tackle the recipe. Then there’s times when I share very basic recipes that even a beginner can master. This is one of those recipes.

Pickled Mango (Amba)

Pickled Mango (Amba)

If you had told me a few years ago that one day I’d be making my own amba (pickled mango) I wouldn’t have believed you. It’s just not a recipe that any of my family members have prepared before. Amba was purchased, not made. But guess what? Here I am, killing it!

Assyrian Pickled Eggplant

Assyrian Pickled Eggplant

Recently, while visiting my sister in Chicago, we discussed some of mom’s old recipes. I mentioned that I recalled mom making pickled eggplant when I was younger, but didn’t recall her making them in my adult years.

Preserved Grape Leaves

Preserved Grape Leaves

If you love grape dolma (stuffed grape leaves), then listen up! Store-bought grape leaves are gross! They are way too tough, and usually larger than they should be.

Pickled Turnips

Pickled Turnips

You might be asking yourself, “pickled turnips? What exactly is a turnip?” Well, for one thing, it’s a root vegetable, and belongs to the Brassicaceae family.