As a creature of habit, I have had cucumber sandwiches on the menu for the last week and have been exceedingly satisfied. A couple of days ago I decided to improve upon the quick pickle in the original post and this recipe for a mustard seed & garlic variety was the result. The pickles still come together very quickly, leaving plenty of time for other matters which in my case consisted of lusting after a new couch on The Furniture Market. With their pungent aroma, the mustard seeds impart an earthy flavour with the sharpness of the raw garlic providing a hit of umami.
Erwin Wurm, Selbstporträt als Essiggurkerl, (Self-Portrait as a pickle), 2008
acrylic, acrylic paint, painted wooden platforms, 36 piece installation, © VBK, Wien, 2010