How to Make It
Combine cucumbers and salt in a large bowl. Let stand for 2 to 3 hours; drain.
Combine sugar and next 6 ingredients. Pour over cucumbers, and stir well. Cover and chill 8 hours.
Spoon into 6 clean half-pint or 3 pint jars or freezer containers; seal, label, and freeze pickles 8 hours or up to 6 months. Thaw in refrigerator before serving; use thawed pickles within 1 week.
Note: This recipe can go into a jar or freezer container. A freezer container is any plastic container that will withstand the expansion and contraction that occurs during freezing without cracking or leaking. In the supermarket, you can find freezer containers where you buy disposable food containers (usually on the trash bag or paper towel aisle) or in the area where freezer supplies are sold.
The Joy of Pickling (Harvard Common Press, $19.95)