Monday, June 10, 2013

Refrigerator Pickled Onions and Vancouver Big Leaf Maple

We spent the weekend getting our camp ready for the summer season. I brought these onions with us since it makes our camp meals so easy. 

When I saw the pickled onions at the blog Happier Than A Pig in Mud, I knew my family would enjoy them. I have already given out the recipe twice! I've used them on salads, hot dogs and pulled pork sandwiches, and we loved them. Thank you Lynn for sharing this recipe.

Refrigerator Pickled Onions

1 baseball sized onion, cut into 1/4" thick rings, then cut each ring in half (or quarters)
1 small bay leaf
1 small clove garlic, peeled and left whole
1/2 C water
1/2 C vinegar, either white or cider-I used white
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp mustard seed
3 black peppercorns, optional

Fill jar or bowl with sliced onion (use any that won't fit for something else), bay leaf and garlic. Bring all the rest of the ingredients to a boil and simmer for 2 minutes. Pour over onions and let sit out until it cools off. You'll have a little more brine than you need, try to spoon the mustard seed and peppercorns out and into the onions. Cover with a lid and store in the fridge. Can be eaten once it cools off but is best by day 2.

On a personal note, I want to share this Vancouver Big Leaf  Maple presentation/serving board that we gave as a wedding gift recently. The bride and groom are "foodies" so we wanted to gift them with something unique that they could use for their dinner parties. It's one of the most unique wedding gifts we have ever given. Thank you Thibeault's Table for creating this beautiful board! 

I am joining Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday.

Thank you for stopping by! 
Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..


  1. We enjoy pickled onions too..I must tell you that I love the board you bought..They are treasures..

    I have offered some also..I think they are the most beautiful boards..I sometimes feel if a famous chef on his show would use one.. the sky would be the limit:)

  2. Your pickles look so puckery good, Debbie!! Doesn't Lynn share the best recipes?? I love when we keep the blogging love going around.
    I remember the board and it is such a wonderful wedding gift.. so unique and will be treasured for years. xo

  3. what a beautiful gift, a keeper for sure, those pickles would be a great gift too!

  4. I meant to say... pickled onions, Debbie!! They're a beautiful color, too. I just cleaned a bunch of homegrown onions from our friend's garden. They really weren't big enough yet for the size called for, but maybe soon we'll get some.

  5. So glad you liked the onions Debbie and I love that you used the red ones for your pic:@) The board is beautiful, a true one of a kind gift!

  6. The board looks really unique. What a perfect present for foodies. The onions look yummy...Christine

  7. The pickles look so pretty! The color is fantastic. What a beautiful board. I can see lots of gorgeous foods presented on it!

  8. Debbie, What a pretty picture of pickled onions. I think I need to make them for Moe.

    I hope the bride and groom love their board.


    1. Ann, the bride and groom just returned from their honeymoon in Italy. They took some cooking classes and were making a Tagliatelle dinner the other night for the family. My son texted me and said they mentioned that they loved the board, and that it was one of their favorite wedding gifts. We did good Ann!

  9. Debbie, the pickled onions makes a pretty presentation. No question the young couple will treasure the maple presentation board. It is a lovely gift! I'm drawn to organic items that can be used. We gave slabs of petrified wood to several friends this past Christmas. They can be used as trivets or presentation boards. Anthropologie! '-) ~ Sarah
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  10. Lynn has some wonderful recipes! I love pickled anything and need to try these. What a lovely board - they will use it always!

  11. I have to try Lynn's recipe! Love that board, what a beautiful & special gift!


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