Preparation / Directions:
In a dry skillet, over medium-high heat, sear the jalapenos, turning them often, until the skins are partially blackened, blistered and split, about 7 minutes. Don't overcook or allow them to soften. Remove from skillet and cool.
In a non-reactive pan, combine the vinegar, water, and salt. Set over medium heat and bring to a boil. Lower the heat, cover, and keep the brine hot.
Pack the prepared jars tightly with the jalapenos, onions, cauliflower, carrots, oregano, garlic, dried chilies, and bay leaves, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Add 1 teaspoon pink peppercorns to each jar.
Pour the vinegar mixture into the jars, covering the contents of each completely and leaving 1/2 inch headspace.
Process for 15 minutes in boiling water bath. Store at least 6 weeks before using