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HollerGirl56
True Blue Farmgirl

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Barbara
Flat Top WV
USA
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Posted - Sep 08 2018 :  02:35:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
/twenty two more pints of salsa for me. Michelle---I may can up some elderberry juice to use this winter for colds---I never knew it prevented colds. Sara---my mother never used pectin to make jams and jellies. She knew how to know when it was done. Two drops of jelly fall off the spoon just right and it spins a thread. I always did this when I was younger although it was a bit tricky. Now I use sure-jell as it is quicker and always turns out right. I think you can add lemon juice to help also---not sure. But you really don't have to have pectin.

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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

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Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
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Posted - Sep 08 2018 :  03:25:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I make and use crab apple juice for pectin. Works great, and i add sugar to taste. Then you cook it till it sheets off a spoon, but as barbara mentioned it does take a bit longer. You don't taste it either, it becomes the flavor of the fruit you are using. i hope to make some salsa yet this year. Hope everyones jars seal!!

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HollerGirl56
True Blue Farmgirl

532 Posts

Barbara
Flat Top WV
USA
532 Posts

Posted - Sep 11 2018 :  11:59:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Chalk me up twelve pints of hot dog relish and seven more pints of salsa. I like to make a lot of salsa all in one season and it lasts two years. Then next summer I will do something else with the tomatoes.

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Daizy
True Blue Farmgirl

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Daizy
Talladega Alabama
USA
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Posted - Sep 11 2018 :  1:19:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hay there. My pear trees are dropping their fruit. These are the grainy pears....my Grandmother always called the canning pears. Has anyone tried any other way to use pears....besides pear preserves?

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
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Posted - Sep 11 2018 :  1:20:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Barbara, nice work on salsa and hot dog relish. One thing about us FarmGirls we are always looking ahead to our next gardens and canning season.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
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HollerGirl56
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Barbara
Flat Top WV
USA
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Posted - Sep 21 2018 :  04:39:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm done with tomatoes and making salsa and I'm happy. I made 14 more pints of salsa and 14 pints of pizza sauce. Canning is about over for me. Now to do yard work and some porch staining. Time to do lots of outdoor work before winter.

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naturemaiden
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Connie - Farmgirl #673
Cutchogue NY
USA
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Posted - Sep 21 2018 :  07:03:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'd love to see pictures of everyone's canning. I'm jealous because i'm putting canning on hold until after we move, we're still using up stuff from my last canning.

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janamarieje
True Blue Farmgirl

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Jana
Southern California
USA
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Posted - Sep 21 2018 :  4:53:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sounds like everyone is keeping busy with canning!

Daisy, try pear butter (https://www.simplycanning.com/pear-butter-recipe.html), pear preserves, sliced pears in syrup (https://www.freshpreserving.com/pears-in-syrup---ball-recipes-br1117.html), pear juice or mixed fruit.

Connie, where are you moving and when?

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janamarieje
True Blue Farmgirl

815 Posts

Jana
Southern California
USA
815 Posts

Posted - Sep 21 2018 :  5:15:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I received an email newsletter today, Just a Pinch, that got me thinking about all my MJF buddies. Specifically What are some of the creative ways you use your canned fruit butters and preservers.

The article was for apple butter and had the following suggestions:
Slow cooking apple butter pulled pork
Apple butter cinnamon-swirl bread
Apple butter oatmeal cookies
Baked apple butter ham and cheese sandwich
Baked apple butter brown sugar wings
Cinnamon apple butter cheesecake
Apple butter barbecue sauce
Apple butter pork chops
Apple butter empanadas

I don't know about you guys, but I am always looking for new recipes to try.

Jana

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

3965 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
3965 Posts

Posted - Sep 21 2018 :  5:47:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jana, I've been thinking of canning a few jars of apple butter when it gets cooler. Your suggestions have convince me I should do it.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.

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janamarieje
True Blue Farmgirl

815 Posts

Jana
Southern California
USA
815 Posts

Posted - Sep 21 2018 :  6:45:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ha, ha, Sara, happy to help! Now if only I can find things to make with my orange marmalade.

Jana

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Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes. ~Author Unknown
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

2520 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
2520 Posts

Posted - Sep 22 2018 :  02:11:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Try drying those pears. I love dried pears, so sweet. I hope to do another batch or two of fresh apple cider, and then i will be done canning. Got some pumpkins and squash to freeze up yet. Most recently I made salsa, and apple butter. Jana orange marmalade yum. I would enjoy that on toast for sure.

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

3965 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
3965 Posts

Posted - Sep 22 2018 :  06:19:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jana, I have used orange marmalade as well as watermelon rind preserves in sweet & sour sauces. Other flavors of jams, jellies, and preserves are good in sweet & sour dishes. They sure do spice up white or brown rice.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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janamarieje
True Blue Farmgirl

815 Posts

Jana
Southern California
USA
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Posted - Sep 22 2018 :  4:27:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Sara, I will give that a try.

Does anyone else make their own cooking extract. Today I made vanilla extract, lemon extract, almond extract, coconut extract and mint extract. No idea if it is going to work, but if so I have enough to give some out to my friends and family for Christmas.

Today I am also making plum jam in my crock pot and tomorrow peach jam. Busy day, but I love this time of year!

Jana

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Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes. ~Author Unknown
All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt! ~Charles Schulz

Edited by - janamarieje on Sep 22 2018 4:28:28 PM
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

3965 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
3965 Posts

Posted - Sep 22 2018 :  4:40:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jana I've made vanilla extract. The last time I made it I used bourbon instead of vodka. Did you use the real thing or essential oils? I've often wondered how essential oils would work.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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janamarieje
True Blue Farmgirl

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Jana
Southern California
USA
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Posted - Sep 22 2018 :  4:49:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sara, extract I made is for cooking and I used Vodka in all five types I made. No idea if it is going to work, but I sure started early to allow enough time for stronger favors. I have never made essential oils, but I am pushing my self to learn a little each year and this year was my biggest year of trying new things (drying herbs & veggies, larger variety of hot bath canning, and making my own extract.). Next year my goal is to tackle pressure canning.

Jana

http://www.emhardt.com

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Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes. ~Author Unknown
All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt! ~Charles Schulz
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

3965 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
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Posted - Sep 22 2018 :  5:11:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jana, I haven't made essential oils but I do use bought ones for cooking and in medicinal oils, salves, and balms.

Pressure canning opens up a whole new world of canning. My favorite things to pressure can are dried beans, broths, and soups.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
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Posted - Oct 20 2018 :  08:21:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Prepping today to can in the morning. A new recipe 'Easy Oven Relish' from "Small-Batch Preserving" canning book. I chose this recipe because I was given pears. Other ingredients are tomatoes, onions, celery, green peppers, and spices. I will add jalapeno peppers for a little heat. Since it's different from any other pear recipe I have ever done I will put it up in 1/2 pint jars.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

3965 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
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Posted - Oct 21 2018 :  08:14:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Canned the Easy Oven Relish this morning and all sealed - 6 1/2 pints and 1 pint. Good flavor but a little sweet. If I do it again I will cut the sugar. Will use what was left in Bar-B-Que sauce for porkchop sliders.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

3965 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
3965 Posts

Posted - Oct 22 2018 :  09:42:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pressured canned 4 pints of Caballero dried beans this morning. It's a small white bean from Peru. All sealed.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

3965 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
3965 Posts

Posted - Oct 23 2018 :  10:30:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This morning I pressured canned 4 pints of dried baby green lima beans and they all sealed. I found them on Amazon.

Overnight I will cook corncobs in slow cooker to can corncob broth in the morning. I add celery, onion, bay leaves, and S&P. No carrots because the corncobs are sweet enough by their selves.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

2520 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
2520 Posts

Posted - Oct 24 2018 :  02:43:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
All done canning here in Wi. Sara you are still going strong. You must have one heck of a canning room! that is wonderful. Jana i have made vanilla extract, with vodka. I used brandy one time too. I have my old hens in the freezer to cook up into stock, this winter some time.

Farming in WI

Michele
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

3965 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
3965 Posts

Posted - Oct 24 2018 :  05:30:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Michele I will can through the winter into next year. Mostly dried beans, broths, and what is on sale at grocery store or in marked down bin. I'm a small batch canner so it's a little of this and that.

I'm blessed to have my Yellow Rose Cottage which was the previous owner's wood working shop. It's next to my back deck so handy to my kitchen. I have electric water bath canner; pressure canner; hot plate; slow cooker; and dehydrator out there. All ready to go when I want to can, dry, or slow cook. All preparation is done in my kitchen.

I need to get off my laptop and start canning that corncob broth.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
3965 Posts

Posted - Oct 25 2018 :  08:25:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pressured canned four pints of red kidney beans this morning.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

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Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
2520 Posts

Posted - Oct 26 2018 :  02:55:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You have all the tools to make the job easy. Nice. Electric water bath canner, how does that work? I am sure i can guess, but i did not know they made anything like that.

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