Fall is the time for 'putting down' the bounty of the garden and if you are planning to make pickles or chutney, you will also want to make your own spice blends.
It's economical and the flavours are much more vivid when you purchase fresh, whole spices and combine them in blends that suit your own taste. Just be sure to purchase spices from a busy spice seller and get small amounts, use them up and then get more. This way, you are assured of the freshest possible seeds and berries.
Here is my own recipe for Classic Pickling Spice-
|Use this spice blend with fruit and vegetable chutneys and savory preserves as well as for pickles and relishes.|