It is always a sad day when someone you know dies, and to be there when it happens is devastating. Ask me, I know. In this world of ours called blogland we get to ‘meet’ some interesting people along the way. Some we just pop in once in a while to say “hi” or to see how they are doing, and others we visit every day. I have been following Recipes by the Haggis and the Herring for over a year now, but only as an observer. In October last year I awarded them the versatile blogger award and if you have not yet read their blog, head on over and see the amazing array of recipes on offer. Sadly, Meredith shared with us her sad news that Daniel had passed away, surrounded by his family. She ends her tribute to him by saying: Anee L’Dohdee V’Dohdee Lee (אני לדודי ודודי לי | I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine). As a tribute to Dan, the members of The Secret Recipe Club are posting today – to remember, to create a new memory, to hold some light out for Meredith, her two children, and for the baby yet to be born. May G-d hold you forever in the palms of His hand, and show you the everlasting gift of peace.
When choosing my recipe I went for bread and butter pickles. Bread and butter is the term one uses for so many things – the everyday income earned, the staple food on the table, and for me, it means the ordinary. At a wedding I went to the Priest offered the following words to the newly wed couple “I wish you many ordinary days”. It sounds like a strange wish, but it is the ordinary days that are most common, and with love, we can endure them. Meredith, I hope you had many ordinary days and even though they were too short by far, may the memories you made during them be the ones that keep the love alight.
What does bread and butter mean to you?
- 1 small English cucumber, sliced into ½ cm rounds
- 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
- 80mls white vinegar
- 60mls apple cider vinegar
- 15mls salt
- 1.25mls turmeric
- 10mls mustard seeds
- 2.5mls dried red chilli flakes
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 4 cloves
- 1 star anise
- 1 cardamom pod, bruised
- Place the cucumber and the onion in a large microwave-safe bowl
- In a separate bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients together
- Pour the mixture on top of the cucumber and onion mixture
- Microwave on high for four minutes
- Stir, and microwave on high for an additional 3 minutes
- Spoon the ingredients into a large sterilized glass jar
- Allow to cool before refrigerating
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