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Old Fashioned Cauliflower Pickles

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  Cauliflower head 3 Large, rinsed
  Water 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  White vinegar 1 Quart
  Sugar 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Dried onion flakes 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 2 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Mustard seed 2 Teaspoon
  Celery seed 2 Teaspoon
  Ground turmeric 1 Teaspoon
  Whole cloves 10
  Dried red pepper 1
  Pimiento 1 Can (10 oz), drained and cut into strips

Remove large leaves from cauliflower; break into flowerets.
Bring 4 quarts water to boiling in a large sauce pot.
Add cauliflower.
Cover; remove from heat and let stand while preparing the vinegar mixture.
Put 1 1/2 quarts water into a large saucepan.
Add vinegar, sugar, onion flakes, salt, mustard seed, celery seed, and turmeric.
Tie cloves and red pepper in cheesecloth.
Add to vinegar mixture.
Bring to boiling.
Boil, uncovered, 5 minutes.
Drain water from cauliflower.
Pour hot vinegar mixture over cauliflower.
Add pimiento.
Return to boiling point and cook about 5 minutes, or until cauliflower is crisp tender.
Remove spice bag.
Ladle cauliflower mixture into clean, hot jars.
Seal, following manufacturer's directions.
Process 15 minutes in boiling water bath
Cool and store.
For a boiling water bath, put a rack in a saucepot and set filled jars on rack.
Pour in boiling water to cover 1 or 2 inches above jars.
Cover saucepot and bring water to boiling before starting the timing.

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