got any pickle recipes?
As in the kind preserved in brine? or those spicy hot Indian style achar pickles?
I make quite a few pickles mid summer through the late fall using up the odds and ends from the garden and our CSA. For recipe sources I always start with my vintage cookbooks likeFannie Farmer, Good Housekeeping. Then I also have a couple of other more recent finds. They have lots of great ideas. Last season I made: Bread & Butter Pickles, Dilly Beans, Hellonish Corn (which is just corn relish with 1/2 lb of habaneros), Senfgurken, pickalilli, pickled beets, Diana Kennedy's pickled jalapenos, and Pikes Perfect Pickles which is a spicier bread & butter type.
Some good pickle recipes: http://www.foodinjars.com/recipe-index/.
Here is a Kosher-style dill w/out long pickling process: