To Pickle or Not to Pickle

So often great food goes to waste in the home kitchen and too often we at Katering are left with excess produce after a busy week.

What better way to reduce food waste than to pickle, preserve, jam and jar. It’s creative, fun and delicious. There is certainly no reason why you can’t try it at home. Be careful though, it can be addictive!

You can purchase a few select and super delicious pickles from Katering at Home , we produce an ever changing selection of pickles based on the season; our most popular being the Pickled Beetroot and Baby Onions but if you want to have a little fun in the kitchen why not spend this weekend getting pickled.

Pickling is a cheap, easy and nutritious way of preserving the best of the winter vegetables. It’s also great for your gut too, packing in the Probiotics. Pickling is a form of fermentation, when vegetables and fruits are fermented, healthy bacteria help to break down the hard-to-digest cellulose in foods, as well as some of the natural sugar.

That is the question. With all of their health benefits, it seems like pickles can definitely be beneficial when eaten in moderation.

Pickling your own vegetables and fruits can help you preserve the produce in your home fridge, as well as bring new flavours to your food. So what are you waiting for? Grab a jar and get pickling! It’s easy to do.

Below I have included a recipe for crispy quick refrigerator pickles and a good for the gut, fermented pickle….. So keep your old jam jars and give some new life to those sad forgotten vegetables at the bottom of your crisper.