A Perfect Way to Start the Summer Canning Season

One of the things I love about this blog is that I get to give away all kinds of canning goodies from our friends at Mrs. Wages.  This month is no exception – we have the “Perfect Pickle Sampler” to share with all of you.  The package includes:

  • Pickling Lime
  • Pickling and Canning Salt
  • Kosher Dill Pickles Quick Process Pickle Mix
  • Zesty Bread & Butter Pickle Quick Process Pickle Mix
  • Polish Dill Pickles Quick Process Pickle Mix
  • Sweet Pickle Relish Quick Process Pickle Mix
  • Bread & Butter Pickles Quick Process Pickle Mix
  • Sweet Pickles Quick Process Pickle Mix
  • Spicy Pickles Quick Process Pickle Mix
  • Dill Pickles Quick Process Pickle Mix
  • Kosher Dill Pickles Refrigerator Pickle Mix
  • Filled Green Beans Refrigerator or Canning Mix
  • Sweet Pickles Refrigerator Pickle Mix
  • Polish Dill Pickles Refrigerator Pickle Mix
  • Spicy Pickles Refrigerator Pickle Mix
  • Pickled Beets Refrigerator or Canning Mix
  • Pickled Vegetables Refrigerator or Canning Mix
  • The Mrs. Wages Home Canning Guide and Recipes

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Pectins 101

Jam-and-Jelly-Preserving-Pectins-101So you are ready to make jam, jelly, conserve, marmalade or some other type of jellied product and you know what type of fruit you want to use.  You go to the store to get pectin – and you find that there are several brands and types of pectin available.  Can you just buy whichever brand costs the least and use it?

The quick answer is no. Continue reading