The spices will be tied in a cheesecloth bag and cooked to release the flavors. Then removed before canning.
I must add that I
priced seasonings from a super market and I don't really know that this
would be any less expensive that just buying the spices already mixed.
6 Tablespoons Mustard Seed
3 Tablespoons Whole Allspice
6 tsp coriander seed
6 whole cloves
3 tsp ground ginger
3 tsp red pepper flakes
3 bay leaves
3 cinnamon sticks
Crush the cinnamon sticks into pieces and crumble the bay leaves.
Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container.
Makes approximately 1 cup.
Use in your pickle recipes as directed.
These ingredients can be adjusted according to taste. If you wanted to make a spicy pickle you could add some more red pepper flakes. Or if you don't want any spice you could leave them out.
That is the beauty of a home made recipe. You control the flavors. Experiment and see what you come up with.