Classic British pickled vegetables which are ideal with cold cuts, cheese or a ploughman's lunch. This makes a lot, so you can give some away.
This is not a good recipe! Unless you like mushy pickled vegetables! After buying the califlower, onions, spices and using the cucumbers from my garden, then chopping everything, the whole thing turned to "mush" after simmering for 20 minutes. I binned the entire thing!!! It didn't even taste that good either. Yuck!! Not a good recipe to try!! - 21 Jul 2008
This wasn't revolting or anything, but it was quite salty and sour, and had an unappealing mushy consistency. Thanks anyway. - 21 Jul 2008
The taste seems very good to me; not too salty. But I agree that the mixture needs extra thickening and the vegetables should not be simmered that long, perhaps 15 min for the onions, 10 min for the cauliflower and 2-3 min for the cucumber; or else 5-10 for all if that's too fiddly. - 21 Jul 2008