Pickling is one of our favourite ways to preserve veggies, particularly cucumbers, carrots and onions, and you only need a few ingredients to make your own pickling brine.
To make your brine, combine equal parts water and vinegar in a clean saucepan, and add one tablespoon of salt per cup of liquid. The mixture should be heated to a simmer to allow the salt to dissolve. It’s important to ensure the jars you are using for storage are sterilised to prevent any bacteria getting into them – once sterilised, you can add your veg and pour in the brine. If you prefer a sweeter taste, you can add sugar instead of salt, and even a variety of spices and herbs to suit your fancy.