Basic Pickling Liquid
Makes about 6 cups of pickling liquid.
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar
  • cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 2 teaspoons fennel seed
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 inch stick cinnamon (optional)
  • Coarse sea salt as desired
  1. Combine all the ingredients into a 3-quart non-reactive saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce the heat. Simmer for about five minutes. You can strain the liquid or use unstrained as I did. You can blanche vegetables in the liquid before jarring or add the liquid directly to jars of raw or blanched vegetables.
Recipe by Within The Wild at