Quick pickled onions
Mandolin a red onion and put in colander, pour boiling water over onions, put in jar with vinegar (rice, apple cider, or red wine) with peppercorns and a bay leaf if you have access.
Bay grows like crazy in California, but I have never seen it in the wild in the P Northwest :(
The onions are PERFECT for making salads for lunch because you don't really need dressing...
I used tons of wild arugula, shredded carrots, a spoonful of leftover durum cous cous, cilantro, chicken from the roast we made a few nights ago, topped with the onions and some black pepper