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SUPER EASY DILL PICKLES

 

It’s not even May and I’m already canning pickles and putting peaches in the freezer.  I have never had cucumbers ready this early in the year but this mild winter has been great for the plants.

The first plants I put in the garden was cucumbers and I have been harvesting them for a couple of weeks.  I only have four plants producing  but they are producing more than we can eat so I decided it was time to pull out the canning supplies.

Alicia, from Simple words by A, gave me a jar of pickles last year and they were amazing.  When I asked about her recipe, she told me she used Mrs Wages’ Kosher Dill Pickle Mix.  

I have been making dill pickles for years and had never used a mix but her pickles were so good that I made a trip to Walmart yesterday to get a bag of Mrs Wages’ Pickle mix.  I love that you can make small batches at a time and store the leftover liquid in the refrigerator.

If you are interested, here is what you will need with this mix:  Mrs. Wages Kosher Dill Pickles Quick Process Pickle Mix, 6.5 OZ

  • 9-11 lbs pickling cucumbers (I do small batches so you don’t worry if you don’t have enough – You can make your pickles as you harvest your cucumbers)
  • 3 1/3 cups white distilled vinegar
  • 7 1/3 cups water
  • 1 pouch Mrs. Wages’ Kosher Dill Pickles Mix
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