Advice for Canning or Freezing Early Fruits and Veggies

paleo-leap-171The first foods that are ready for preserving include strawberries, rhubarb, and asparagus.  These foods are fairly easy to preserve – and strawberry-rhubarb jam is a great treat!

Here are a few tips on what to preserve and what to freeze for the coming season – that way you can enjoy the taste of Spring all year ’round.


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Plant The Right Cucumbers for Pickles

With all of the different packets of pickle mixes that Mrs. Wages® has to offer, pickle making has never been easier.  Quick-process pickle mixes are available in a variety of dill products from Kosher dills to spicy dills; bread and butter and zesty bread and butter, as well as sweet pickles and pickle relish.  Check out the Mrs. Wages® online store for the products that are available.

But before you can make pickles, you must have cucumbers.  Remember that not all cucumbers are created equal.  Continue reading

Some Great Gardening Advice for the First-Time Gardener

Raised Veggie GardenI was surfing the web for gardening tips to share with my readers on Facebook and Twitter and ran across a very helpful page on the Better Homes & Gardens website.

I’ve always found it helpful to review some of the basics before I get knee-deep in dirt in the Spring, so here’s a summary of just a few of the tips they had to share …

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