We had too much cabbage and broccoli in the garden this year to use fresh, so I gave some of each away, and decided to try pickling some for a change. I've made sauerkraut in the past from cabbage, but was somewhat disappointed in the results. So this year, I found a recipe for pickling cabbage that calls for strips of red bell pepper, which I don't care for, so I substituted julienned carrots (also from the garden). There are several recipes for pickling cabbage that include carrots, so how bad could this be? We'll sample it in a few weeks to see how it turns out, but the cabbage looks nice and fresh - hoping it retains a little "crunch"! Then for the broccoli, I decided to use the recipe we've used for several years for pickling asparagus - it's spicy and tasty! Have to wait a couple of weeks to sample the broccoli, too - let the pickling brine work its magic!