Once the chutneyfest had been completed, we moved on to pickled onions. In the end, our garage smelled very slightly of vinegar – I wonder why that might be?

We did two batches of onions – one used bog-standard Sarsons pickling vinegar, the second used vinegar “enhanced” by us. My brother is the first to have tried some of these, and reported that while his sinuses were perfectly clear, he appeared to be missing the top of his head. Got them about right then!