Susan Jane White's perfect pickled onions

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Pink pickled onion

Susan Jane White

My children think I'm a witch. They say I'm constantly cackling while I'm bubbling and jarring stuff. I try to tell them that fermenting is tremendous fun, and is much closer to Blue Peter than witchcraft. But this seems to solidify their alarm. "Who's Peter?" they ask. "And why is his skin blue?"