Murături asortate... ca acasă!! Homemade assorted pickles.
Ei bine... se pare că este vremea să vorbim despre "murături"... Pardon, mai bine zis... Este timpul cănd ar trebui să vorbim despre murături, din cele asortate.... dacă aveţi plăcerea...
It seems that it is "the pickling" time... Sorry; actually... It is the time when we must talk about pickles, especially about the assorted ones... so, if you like...
On wikipedia it is mentioned: "murături" are Romanian pickles. Murături are made out of beetroot, cucumbers, green tomatoes (gogonele), carrots, cabbage, bell peppers, melons, mushrooms, turnips, celery and cauliflower"....
From Did you Know Category
"History Pickling began 4000 years ago using cucumbers native to India. This was used as a way to preserve food for out-of-season use and for long journeys, especially by sea. Salt pork and salt beef were common staples for sailors before the days of steam engines. Although the process was invented to preserve foods, pickles are also made and eaten because people enjoy the resulting flavors. Pickling may also improve the nutritional value of food by introducing B vitamins produced by bacteria.
The term pickle is derived from the Dutch word pekel, meaning brine. In the U.S. and Canada, and sometimes Australia and New Zealand, the word pickle alone almost always refers to a pickled cucumber, except when it is used figuratively. It may also refer to other types of pickles such as "pickled onion", "pickled cauliflower", etc. In the UK, pickle, as in a "cheese and pickle sandwich", may also refer to Ploughman's pickle, a kind of chutney."
So, It's up to your taste what you'll actually choose to mix in your own way... according to the old saying: " de gustibus non est disputandum" ...
Lovely, isn't it?
What I used?
Let's see... my favourites:
green tomatoes; gogonele
mustard seeds; seminţe de muştar
black pepper; boabe de piper negru
thyme or dried dill; cimbru sau mărar uscat
vinegar; oţet - cca. 200 ml.
salt; sare - 5 tbs.
Legumele bine spălate, se aranjează în borcane, după preferinţă. Între timp se pregăteşte lichidul prin fierbere (parte apă, parte oţet şi sare - după gust). După ce s-a răcit se toarnă, cu grijă, în borcane. Se adaugă boabele de piper şi muştar şi, la final, frunzele de cimbru sau mărar uscat aranjate pentru a menţine căt mai bine murăturile în lichid.
1. Very well washed vegetables are arranged by preference in two large jars (even decorated as you'll like).
2. In the jars - add: black pepper, mustard seeds and thyme or dried dill.
3. Meanwhile: the pickles liquid (part water, part vinegar and salt) must be prepared, by boiling and then let it to become a little bit colder when it will be actually poured over the arranged pickles in the jars.
4. In the end : the pickles jars (very well sealed) can be stored.
Nb. pentru reţete căt mai savuroase - nu ezitaţi să vă documentaţi în prealabil de prin cărţile de bucate.
Remember: "De gustibus non est disputandum" / "In matters of taste, there can be no disputes" or you can choose to cook in your own and unique way...
Pe româneşte şi în traducere liberă ad-hoc (LOL)... "...ce îmi place mie, nu-i musai să-ţi placă ţie...deci bucătăreşte cum îţi convine!"
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Toamna, Autumne, Fall 2013
Precedentul post despre roşii / Previous post about tomatoes
I enjoy travelling and documenting to find out new & old things, to see world and people with one drop of positive attitude... from a huge sense of wonder... But before all, it was William Blake who beautifully said it:
"To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour. (...)
Fragments from "Auguries of Innocence".
Also, "It’s never too late (...) to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same; there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again." excerpt by F. Scott Fitzgerald