Dill pickles are one of those things that once you have homemade, you can’t go back. They have a sour, salty, tangy, dill-y taste that cravings are made of. The basic flavouring ingredients are simple: equal parts vinegar (I use a mix of white and cider vinegar) and water, lots of fresh dill, mustard seed, and salt and fresh garlic to taste. Since I grow cukes, garlic and dill in the garden, dill pickles are a must every year. I never tire of the vibrant green when you pour the hot vinegar mixture into the cuke and dill packed jars. Now to wait a month or two while the flavours steep!