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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    Perspectives: What’s Cooking Around the Conference

    Pastor Jack Laskowski: Haitian Pikliz

    January 24, 2017 / By Pastor Jack Laskowski, Spencerport and Adams Basin UMC's

    I attended two Volunteers-in-Mission trips to Haiti in 2004 and 2006. We worked in the little town of Hermitage, helping to build a church and a school. It was a beautiful village on the coast. The faithfulness and hospitality of the Haitian people was both humbling and inspiring.

    On the trips, I was introduced to Haitian Pikliz, which is a staple in just about every household. Since then, I can't get enough of it!

    Enjoy the recipe, but be forewarned that it can be a bit spicy!

    Haitian Pikliz

    Ingredients:
    2 ½ cups cabbage slice thin
    1 cup julienned carrots
    ½ cup thinly sliced shallots
    6 hot peppers quartered
    3 sprigs of thyme
    8 whole cloves
    1 tsp kosher salt
    3 cups white vinegar
    3 tbs fresh lime juice

    Directions:
    Mix together to dissolve salt and chill for three days, shaking twice a day.

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    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 867 local churches and 65 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."