Giveaway: Mrs. Wages Pickle Mix Basket

Mrs. Wages Pickle Mixes

For the last three years, I’ve been lucky enough to work with Mrs. Wages (more about the real Mrs. Wages here), writing recipes and little ditties about seasonal canning for their newsletter. They’re a company based down south that is devoted to creating spice mixes, pectins, vinegars, and other useful canning products. I’ve used a number of their mixes in the past and have always been quite happy with the results.

This summer, I’m teaming up with Mrs. Wages for two separate giveaways (keep your eyes peeled for second basket of goodies in early August). For this first one, we’re featuring the many different pickling mixes and products that Mrs. Wages makes, along with a home canning guide, all tucked into a cute little basket. If you’re interest in entering, here’s what to do…

  1. Leave a comment on this post and share your favorite thing about the start of canning season. Do you look forward to strawberry jam? Homemade pickles? The canning parties you throw with friends?
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm on Friday, June 7, 2013. Winner will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog soon after.
  3. Giveaway open to US residents only (so sorry, further-flung friends).
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post.
Disclosure: Mrs. Wages compensates me for the writing I do for their newsletter. They have provided the basket of goodies you see above at no cost to me. However, no additional money changed hands in order to make this post and giveway happen and, as always, my thoughts, opinions and commentary are unadulterated and are all my own.

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281 Responses to Giveaway: Mrs. Wages Pickle Mix Basket

  1. 251
    Karen Foster says:

    I live in the beautiful mountains of Colorado and look forward to picking all the wild berries and making jellies. I give them away at Christmas time and I’ve sold them at local flea markets. The thrill of hearing that little “ping” when the jars seal makes it all worth while.

  2. 252
    Julia says:

    I’ve never made jam before, so I’m looking forward to that!

  3. 253
    Patrick says:

    Here in Chicago, my first canning of the season involves rhubarb. This year its rhubarb & mint syrup (a bit is amazingly refreshing mixed with seltzer), rhubarb butter, and — a first for me — pickled rhubarb. Let the canning begin!

  4. 254
    Miles says:

    Blue berry picking and creating blends with other berries!

  5. 255
    Karen says:

    I’m waiting for strawberries to come into season ways up here in New Hampshire so I can have wonderful jam again.

  6. 256
    Cindy Bracey says:

    As a new “canner”, I look forward to each session! I learn little tips and tricks with every batch. My pantry has been transformed by all my canning! I love being able share homemade gifts, made with love.

  7. 257
    Kris says:

    One of my favorite things about the arrival of canning season is that I feel like it gives me permission to use all the frozen fruit I’ve been hoarding in the freezer! Silly, I know, I should use it during the winter instead. Someday I’ll get there.

  8. 258
    Jennifer G says:

    I love canning berry jams and tomatoes.

  9. 259
    lekkercraft says:

    Picking strawberries with friends and then getting together to make jam! I can’t believe the strawberries are already over here. Next up: blueberries!

  10. 260
    Erin says:

    Making pickled asparagus and rhubarb jam!

  11. 261
    Deb in Indiana says:

    It’s all about the tomatoes.

  12. 262
    Moxiequz says:

    Favorite part – trying new fruit jam recipes. I still have a whole lot to try out!

  13. 263
    libby says:

    Canning the first wild harvest of the season tonight, fiddleheads into fiddle-dillys! But my favorite are the wild currents come August… can’t wait for this years jam!

  14. 264
    Ginger says:

    I was just thinking that next year I really want to grow cucumbers and try pickling them. My kids love pickles.
    Probably what I look forward to canning the most is salsa!

  15. 265
    Julia says:

    I’ve never heard of Mrs. Wages – I’d love to try their products!
    Even though jams are my favorite to eat, I most look forward to making pickles, especially the long-term recipes, when I set up the Red Wing crock on the counter and babysit the baby cukes for a week.

  16. 266
    Erin says:

    Mrs. Wages was my gateway to the joy of canning. It began 2 years ago with a mountain of heirloom tomatoes and no possible way to consume them all. I had never canned before and was quite intimidated by the process. My mother-in-law suggested making salsa, using Mrs. Wages delightful little packets to assist with the ph balance woes. My first canning attempt was a complete success and we’ve been using Mrs. Wages for pickles and salsa ever since!

  17. 267
    Alison says:

    I look forward to all the fresh produce — for jams and pickles. Even in winter I can, using things like bananas. Since we do not grow these here I don’t have to wait for the summer to roll around.

  18. 268
    Michelle says:

    I think I look forward to canning pickles the most, I rarely bought pickles before I started canning, but now I have pickles all the time and all sorts of varieties that I wouldn’t spring for at the store.

  19. 269
    Lizi B says:

    My coworkers wait and wait for my pickles! Personally, I look forward to blueberry jam 🙂 And dill sandwich slices!

  20. 270
    Theresa N says:

    Canning dill pickles I’ve tried lots of different recipes.

  21. 271
    Jason B. says:

    I don’t have any favorites about the beginning of canning season…yet…as I’ve never canned anything before. My interest was sparked pretty recently while eating street tacos that had been catered for a friend’s wedding. They tacos were good, but they had these amazing pickled onions for a condiment. The onions literally changed the meal! I’m not a great cook, but thought that I might be able to figure those onions out. And if I did, I have a culinary secret weapon at my disposal :-). I did some digging, found your blog (which bolstered my courage) and also some recipes to cut my teeth on! Wish me luck!

  22. 272
    Andrea says:

    I look forward to cucumber pickles the most. I use my Grandma’s recipe and it makes me feel so much closer to her. Also, his Mom’s pickles make my Dad beam.

  23. 273
    Jason says:

    I love making pickles with my grandmother this time of year.

  24. 274
    Lisa Sanders says:

    Just thinking about strawberries and peaches get me excited!!

  25. 275
    Sherri says:

    Anything with rhubarb!

  26. 276
    Judith says:

    I’m learning to can and I can’t wait to try out all sorts of new recipes this year!

  27. 277
    Timothina says:

    This year we moved to a place warm enough to grow okra. We are growing a Thai variety with orange pods, and I am looking forward to pickling them!

  28. 278
    Jen LaFrinier says:

    I just found your Fij book as I was walking through my local library and I am so pumped to start canning! It’s going to be great! I look forward to reading your blog and keeping up with the latest info.

  29. 279
    Julie says:

    Love to can with friends and introduce new friends to canning! I’ve used mrs wages on your recommendation for the last two years. Love the way the pickles turn out!

  30. 280
    jan hornbeak says:

    I have been using my Mom’s Mrs. Wages recipes canning book for 34 years and never had a bad results. I always go to it first when looking up recipes. The order blank in back is 25 cents for shipping and mailing $2.00 for a new book . I wish I could find this again.

    Thanks for all my success in our local fair canning divison.

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