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vegetables series: cucumbers pickles

I received a very practical canning question from Bonnie the other day and thought I’d try to share a little practical experience to help clear things up.

Bonnie’s question is about pickles. Specifically, packing a jar with cukes before adding the pickling liquid. She wrote:

Can  you  please  explain   or show how to  tightly fill a canning jar with cucumbers when  making  pickles.

I will try to explain because I have no way to video this.

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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

Six Successful Pickling Tips with Mrs Wages

153553938What is your idea of the perfect pickle? Sweet and crisp, dill and crunchy, or maybe with a little bit of zing to spice it up?

There are several different flavors of pickle mixes available and the best part of the mixes is that all of the spices and some other ingredients are already measured and ready. All you have to do is supply the cucumbers, vinegar, sugar, and canning salt (and the canning equipment along with some of your time!)

No matter what your favorite pickle, there is likely a Mrs. Wages® pickle mix that will fit your taste.

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