My Cucumber are just now beginning to bloom and hopefully we will have lots of cukes to make pickles.
Pickling Spice Blend
Combine 2 TBS each:
2 bay leaves (crumbled)
2 cinnamon sticks (broken)
2 small pieces dried gingerroot (chopped)
2 small dried red chilies (crushed) or 1-2 tsp hot pepper flakes.
- Store in a tightly sealed container until ready to use.
Recipe Source: The Complete Book of Year-Round Small-Batch Preserving