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"Condiments" are called "Kachumber" in my native language. They are a must to any meal and can enhance a dull dish in an instant. The homemade variety will always have your own personal touch. Economically, those made from your own kitchen are cheaper than those bought at the store. And, of course, they are very flavorful. Personally, I am a big fan of condiments that are made at home because they have less sugar, salt and preservatives. Homemade pickles are a great example of this.
Here is a quick recipe for Mediterranean Pickles:
2 Medium Raw beets, washed and cut lengthwise
2 Medium Turnips, washed and cut lengthwise
2 Cloves Garlic, peeled and cut
2-3 Slices Jalapeño Peppers and/or Red Peppers, whole
Salt to Taste
1/2 Tsp Sugar and 1/2 lemon or White Vinegar
1 Medium Onion, cut lengthwise or a few very small onions
1/2 Tsp Cumin seeds, roasted
Mix them together and refrigerate it.
- These will last for two weeks.
- Great with sandwiches or regular meal.
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