Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Favorite Pickling Blend

Favorite Pickling Blend

5-10 peppercorns
10-15 coriander seeds
1 Myrtlewood leaf
A goodly sized sprig of dill

1. Drop spices and herbs in the bottom of each jar.
2.  Use a proportionately upsized amount of herb and spice blend in the cooked pickling liquid + salt and dash of sugar to taste.

I normally use this blend for jalepenos, but this time I was making watermelon pickles.  

About that mytlewood leaf:  Of course you could use basil, but I discovered this leaf on a trip to Oregon and love the flavor.  I used up the supply I bought in Oregon and ordered more online -- I think it was a couple of dollars for a large package.

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