I process about 90lbs of dill pickles each summer. I discovered Mrs Wages pickle mix a few years ago and love it! I’ve tried several of the Wages mixes.One in particular I’d like help with is the pickled mixed veggies. I’ve tried twice and both times the carrots and cauliflower turn out so mushy! I want them crisp like when you buy them in the store. What am I doing wrong?Also, when I have extra dill pickle brine, I put up several pints of dill carrot sticks. They are so yummy!!!I look forward to hearing from you!Susie
Here’s what I sent back to her via email:
I am sorry you have problems with the mixed pickles. I wonder if you are processing them too long?
When processing in a boiling water bath canner, make sure the water in the canner is simmering before you add the prepared jars of food – that way they will not be in the canner longer than needed. Here is a recipe from the National Center for Home Food Preservation…you may want to compare times with theirs: http://nchfp.uga.edu/how/can_06/pickled_mixed_veg.html
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