Before Mom sent my last package I placed a special request of pickling spice and canning salt... After finding some sort of plant that greatly resembled dill on Mt. Cameroon I had an urge to try making African pickles!
Cucumbers are not a plentiful commodity around here and after finding none at Muea market I had slightly more success a few days later at our Great Soppo market. I basically bought out four different vendors of their cucumber selection. Also, when looking for cucumbers here you will get nowhere until you pronounce it "cOcumber" (long 'O' sound like coco).
I found a few recycled jars from a friend and thoroughly enjoyed the pickle-making process which brought back so many home memories! Except at home I don't chop veggies and do most of my cooking prep on the floor!
It was hard to wait for them to "pickle" for a couple days but it was worth it! Dill pickles and sweet pickles, they were a hit around here too!