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Spicy Pickled Green Beans: 1# green beans, trimmed, 3 cups white vinegar, 4 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced, 2 Tbs coarse salt, 1 Tbs black pepper corns, 2 tsp sugar, 2 dried red chilies (or substitute 1/4 - 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes. Adjust peppers to your taste). Directions: Put green beans and garlic in a clean jar. In a saucepan, bring remaining ingredients to a boil. Pour liquid into jar, seal closed and let cool to room temperature before refrigerating.
---Lemon-Rosemary Pickled Green Beans--- ---Equipment 4 pint sized jars with lids, sterilized ---Ingredients 2 pounds green beans 4 sprigs fresh rosemary 4 cloves garlic, peeled 4 (3-inch) strips lemon peel 2 1/2 cups water 2 1/2 cups white wine vinegar 3 tablespoons pickling salt 2 tablespoons sugar