Pickles are so easy you almost don't need a recipe. In fact, you can fill the jar with what ever veggies you like. But pickles wouldn't be quite the same without cucumbers. Here's what you'll need...
Sliced cucumbers (1 or 2 per jar)
1-2 hot sliced peppers with seeds
1 sliced garlic clove
2 large sprigs of dill
1 large clean mason jar with a canning lid (or any large jar with a screw top)
This recipe is enough for one large jar. Start with a large sprig of dill on the bottom of the jar. Then alternate ingredients and fill and pack it to the top. Finish with another sprig of dill.
Now bring to a boil...
2 cups water
1/2 cup white vinegar
2 tsp salt
2 tsp honey
Boil a couple minutes, stirring to dissolve the honey. Then pour the hot liquid into the canning jar to cover the veggies. Seal and cool. You'll need to refrigerate the pickles. And I like to shake them now and then to help disperse all the flavors. It should keep a month or more. If you like pickles with a little more of a bite you can add more vinegar to your brine instead of water. I made several jars over the Summer. And I only have one left. You know Summer has come to an end when you stop getting cucumbers in the garden. And that time is growing near.