Basic Pickling Spice

1/2 cup mustard seed
1/4 cup coriander seeds
1/4 cup fennel seed (or you can use anise)
Homemade Pickling Spice
1/4 cup whole cloves
1/4 cup dill seeds
1/4 cup celery seeds
1/4 cup cinnamon sticks, crushed
1/4 cup black peppercorns
2 Tbsp ground ginger

Mix all ingredients together and use as directed for pickling spice in recipes.  Yields about 2 1/2 cups.

If there is something you don't like, leave it out!  Likewise, feel free to add some of your favorite spices!