My Nanny used to put up these syrupy sweet spiced pickles with cucumbers from their garden and I've never been able to find anything like them. They were in this thick liquid and the pickle itself had a different texture than any other pickle I've had. I always loved putting them in deviled eggs, egg salad, tuna salad or just eating plain. I know there were some type of whole spices in the thick brine, cloves maybe. I wish I'd had the sense to ask about these things before she died.

I miss her pickles.
I miss her cheese straws.
I miss her dressing.
I miss her house.
I miss her.

Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.