Flexibility in Canning
Just wondering - if there is any flexibility in following a canning recipe "exactly" as written?
I know the importance of using vinegar exactly as stated in the recipe -but, what about spices, turmeric, mustard seed, celery seed, etc.?
Can these be altered to make a recipe "your own" - unlque to "you"?
For instance, in making "bread 'n butter pickles" - can you change the amount of spices used - either increasing, decreasing, eliminating or adding other spices?
Thanks for your input.