OH MY GOODNESS!!!!! I can't believe how freak'in good this is!!! Made a batch to accompany Italian beef sandwiches (by Dick Pierce). Absolutely fantastic :) I followed PHONETEK's directions almost to a T, but had to improvise a bit.... The green bell peppers I purchased turned soft before I had a chance to prep them, so I omitted them alltogether, but upped the amount of celery & cauliflower. My bf said that I added too much cauliflower (oh well...)! I didn't think true giardiniera contained green bell peppers, but I looked at a jar at the grocery store, and, to my surprise, it does! I'll be sure to use them next time :) For a little fun, I used my PC crinkle cutter to cut the carrots. My only other change was to add a bit of olive juice to the EVOO/vinegar mix (maybe 2 T...). My guests were very impressed! I can't wait to sample this after it has "stewed" a bit longer. I served it a day premature due to lack of time to prepare it in advance as directed. I am going to add this to my "keeper" file. I am also going to share some (this makes a LOT) with my parents and my bf's parents. They'll love it! Thx. for sharing :)
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OH MY GOODNESS!!!!! I can't believe how freak'in good this is!!! Made a batch to accompany...