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This recipe is by my uncle, Steve Huk, and is listed in "Raising the Roof", a fundraising cookbook for 2001 from St. George the Great Martyr Ukrainian Catholic Church in Oshawa, Ontario.

6 eggs
1 cup vinegar
½ cup water
1 tbsp mixed pickling spice
      ½ tsp salt
1 clove garlic
1 tsp - 1 tbsp brown sugar (adjust to taste)
1 small onion, sliced (do not boil)

- Boil the 6 eggs: put eggs in pot, and cover with cold water. Bring to a rolling boil, shut off and let stand 45 minutes. Shell.
- While eggs are boiling, in separate pot, boil all ingredients (except eggs and onions), 3 minutes.
- Place eggs and onions in clean glass jar; add liquid ingredients. Cover; place in refrigerator for at least 24 hours before using. Longer is better.

Note: sometimes, a chemical reaction will cause the garlic to turn blue or green. This is normal, and perfectly safe to eat. And, the eggs will turn brown during the pickling stage; again, perfectly normal and safe to eat.