Pickling Spice Recipes - What Are Pickling Spices
(1) I keep seeing "Pickling Spices" as an ingredient in many canning recipes. What are canning recipes?
(2) What is found in the pickling spices (all the recipes call for them but we can't seem to find out what is in the cheesecloth bag)? Can you help us?
I've searched the internet but have not been able to come up with anything. I would appreciate some feedback.
(1) Canning recipes that use pickling spices are usually referring to preparing and canning (foods preserved in bottles) anything that is pickled, like dill pickles, sour pickles, and sweet pickles. Some vegetable are also pickled and placed in jars for storing. Check out Pickle Recipes.
(2) Pickling spice is most often used for canning pickles, but in some other
dishes as well. The main ingredients are: cinnamon, mustard seed, bay leaves,
allspice, dill seed, cloves, ginger, peppercorns, coriander, juniper
berries, mace, and cardamom. For a hotter mix, add some
crushed hot peppers. Below are a couple of pickling spice recipes: