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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Pickles Getting Mushy? Remember to Trim the Blossoms

Pickles- 078Sam wrote in the other day and asked why his pickles are getting mushy. Here’s his question:

When we can pickles some end up soft, usually towards the top of the jar we use a pinch of alum do we need to use more or put a head of dill on top to hold pickles down or what? Any tips would be nice !

Glad to help Sam, here are a few things to keep in mind and try when it comes to pickling your cukes this year … Continue reading

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