This pickled garlic is great for snacking on straight from the jar, or you can add it to salads or even cooked recipes. Many grocery stores now carry peeled garlic. If you live near a Korean market, that is a great place to buy peeled garlic, as they always have it and generally have a high turnover, so the garlic is very fresh. I put 1/4 teaspoon of Pickle Crisp in each jar, but Food.com doesn't know what that is, so it won't let me put it in the ingredients list. You can use it or leave it out; I like to use it because it keeps the garlic crunchy. Put it in the jar at the same time as you put the spices in. "Cooking Time" is processing time.