I'm going to be making this year's pickles tomorrow. I've been using the Bell's Blue Book recipe for Dill Pickles Short Method. I like it enough, but I'm not a huge fan of the cinnamon in the pre-made mixed pickling spice that I get at the store. So:
Does anyone have a great recipe for cinnamon-free pickling spice to be used with sour pickles?
Does anyone have a great recipe for sour cucumber pickles? I eat them out of hand, so I'd prefer one with wholes, halves, or spear.