If you don’t have sugar snaps, the carrots and radishes are great partners à deux, but the peas add a nice texture and make a Palm Beach (Lily Pulitzer) color combination. Choose bright radishes; the vinegar will pull their color and make everything in the jar blush.
The carrots are vital to this recipe. Find tiny slim carrots the size of a little finger, newly pulled from the ground; their flavor is sweet and intense. They need only a good scrubbing and they are ready for anything. At my farmers’ market, vendors sell “thinnings” from their planted rows: small bunches precisely the right size for this recipe. The orange, pale yellow, and deep rusty red tones are so pretty—at the first glimpse of them, I had to stop time, capture the moment, and pickle them. Be certain about one thing: these carrots are in no way the same thing as the sad carved “baby” carrots at the grocery store, which are not babies at all, but carved from mature carrots.
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