One thing that is American and near impossible to find in the UK is a good kosher style pickle. I originally found a similar recipe through The Homestead Survial Guide on Facebook. It is an American site and geared up for American measurements and ingredients. My version has been tweaked and modified ( with the help of my sister )for the making of these here in UK.
Delicious and Easy REFRIGERATOR KOSHER STYLE DILL PICKLES
3 1/2 cups water
1 1/4 cup white vinegar ( white malt vinegar fine to use)
2 Tablespoons rock salt
1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
6-8 baby cucumbers plus a half of a large cut up cucumber
2 cloves garlic
2 bunches of fresh dill.
1 Tablespoon black peppercorns and mustard seeds
Boil water and vinegar until sugar/ salt dissolved. Pour warm mixture over rest of ingredients placed in a large jar. Leave in refrigerator to pickle for 4 plus days and then they will be good in refrigerator for up to 6 weeks. Ours never lasts that long.