Last year I made this exactly as posted. It was good and went really fast but the taste of a friend's recipe better. This year I changed the recipe to include 1 whole bulb of garlic (about 9 large cloves), 3 jalepeno peppers (seeded), and an extra jar of green olives, olive oil in place of salad oil and flavored vinegar instead of regular to 2 lbs. each of vegetables. It's not hot and just the taste I was looking for. Thank you so much for posting this, when my girlfriend heard I was making this yesterday she was all but begging for a jar or 2.
This is wonderful, takes loads of work,(get a friend to help) but makes enough to give as gifts (and then they will want more) I used fresh mushrooms and green beans because I had them available (about 1 lb ea.)