You're right, Pitmaster T, it's slivovitz and pronounced just like you wrote it.
Scp, you have a good idea. I heard several people on this forum express an interest in sauring cabbage heads. Pictures would paint a thousand words, if we make them this fall I'll do a photo documentary. Good idea, thanks.
Thank you, everyone, for your kind words. It was a lot of fun to do especially since my old camera died and I bought a new one. Using that 9 year old cheapo camera was agony, I'm thrilled to have a new one that works well and makes sense.