In a non-reactive pan, add vinegar, water, sugar, and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring once or twice until sugar and salt are dissolved. Add carrots (or any crisp hard, vegetables), jalapenos, and onion and as soon as they reach a boil, turn down to a simmer and simmer for about 15 minutes until tender but still crisp.
Add in the bell pepper or any other softer vegetables after the carrots have been simmering for about 10 minutes.
In the meantime, place the garlic, peppercorns, and herb of choice in a very clean jar. When the vegetables have been cooked to the desired doneness, transfer to the jar and cover with the brine. If more brine is needed, add a little vinegar and water in equal amounts to the hot pan and heat to a boil. Add to the jar with the rest of the ingredients.
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