I have a thing for good pickles, of any and all sorts, eggs being one of them. I've been playing around with pickled egg recipes for years. This is my favorite. No one really creats a recipe. We all borrow (steal) a bit from this one and a little from that. It does however boost the ego to call the end result 'mine' even if that is not exactly the truth. I've carefully filed the serial numbers off so I can safely say this one is 'mine'. .