Leora’s post inspired me to make pickles. I noticed that she used an empty plastic rice container (I have lots of those!), cucumbers, salt, oaks leaves, garlic and pickling spices (I can get that!).
I stuffed six kirby pickles into the clear plastic jar (cleaned well and rinsed with boiling water), added a pinch of the pickling spice, six huge cloves of garlic, plus water to cover and kosher salt (2 Tbl.). Oh, and a couple of oak leaves on top of everything. I loosely screwed on the lid and waited.
Four days later, I had sour pickles.
Here is another pickle recipe, from Arthur Schwartz, as posted on David Lebovitz’s blog.