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.

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.

Pickled Green Tomatoes Recipe (Toorsheyeh)

Pickled Green Tomatoes Recipe (Toorsheyeh)

Well it’s summer and I have tomatoes growing out of my ears! What to do with all these tomatoes? I’ve made salsa, salads, sun-dried tomatoes and still have a lot of green tomatoes left. Then I remembered my mother used to pickle green tomatoes.