Clean and wipe dry a large mouth bottle or
crock. Place pepper corn and salt in bottle.
Pour in boiling water, let cool. Add wine,
ginger and hot pepper (cut into small pieces or just slash lengthwise
but do not cut small pieces). Mix well. This will be the brine of mix
Cut the turnip, carrot and cucumber into
small pieces the size of a little finger. Don't peel. Add to the brine.
Tear the cabbage leaves with fingers into
small pieces, wipe dry or place in sun shine a few minutes, then add to
the brine. Mix with other vegetables, and cover with close fitting lid,
soak about 3 days.
This brine may be used many time, but as
new vegetables are used, add 2 teaspoons salt and 2 tablespoons wine