Quick Pickled Fresh Onions

-Wash a quart glass mason jar with lid in hot, soapy water and rinse well.

-Combine ½ cup water with the following in a saucepan.

1.5 cups vinegar

3 TBS sea salt or kosher salt

3 TBS sugar

-Bring to a boil then cook until sugar and salt have dissolved; remove from heat and set aside.

-Slice 2 fresh onions into ¼ inch thick rings.

-Fill jar halfway with onion slices.

-Add 1 garlic scape (optional); cover with remaining onion slices, packing them with the back of a clean spoon. Leave ¾ inch of space beneath the rim.

-Pour hot liquid over onions, covering them by ¼ inch and leaving ½ inch of space beneath the rim.

-Place lid on jar and let stand until cool.

-Store in the refrigerator and serve within a week.