I’ve always loved pickles since I was a kid and thought it was fascinating when I learned (at a young age) they actually came from cucumbers. At the time, I didn’t like cucumbers at all but I loved pickles, and I thought it was curious something I like could be made from something I didn’t like so much. Well nowadays, I like both cucumbers and pickles but I would probably lean slightly towards pickles if I had to choose. I love to try new things in the kitchen and I’ve wanted to make homemade pickles for about two years. In theory, they aren’t terribly hard to make if you follow the instructions and you aren’t doing old school fermented pickles.