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saram
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Biggs CA
USA
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Posted - Nov 11 2019 :  9:34:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Today I put up 16 pints tomato sauce. Tomorrow I still need to process the juice that drained off the tomatoes.

When the frost was hitting I picked all the tomatoes that were showing yellow or redóabout 40 lbs. I put them and also five plants with still-green fruit on them , roots and all, in the garage so they could continue ripening. The plants were hung over a 2x4. Half the fruit finished ripening in a week. So I am still saucing tomatoes even though the garden is dead.
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
5234 Posts

Posted - Nov 12 2019 :  04:48:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sara, glad you were able to save your tomatoes for sauce.

It's 22 this morning so my canning is on hold until I see 40 degree temps again. Should be warmer next week.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

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

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saram
True Blue Farmgirl

507 Posts

Sara
Biggs CA
USA
507 Posts

Posted - Nov 12 2019 :  9:02:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh dear Sara!
I saw that cold snap heading toward your state; sorry you are in itsí path!

In your downtime, can you offer some advice? Iím finding conflicting information about pressure canning tomato sauce. Some say process at 5# pressure, some say 10# (Iím at 96 ft. Elevation) Being tomatoes I get nervous about doing them right. What do your resources say?

(And please, stay warm!)
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saram
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Biggs CA
USA
507 Posts

Posted - Nov 12 2019 :  10:54:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
7 quarts tomato juice.
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1142 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1142 Posts

Posted - Nov 13 2019 :  12:29:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
2 dozen pickled eggs. Finally! I shelled them under running water, then went to the pantry to get my step stool so I could get a 2 quart jar on the top shelf. Coming back from the pantry I saw the kitchen floor flooded. Grabbed towels and started pulling everything out from under the sink. Letting it dry out now. DH left for hunting this morning. He wasn't even gone 6 hours before I flooded the kitchen. I wonder what I'll break next. At least I got my eggs pickled; now I have to have patience and wait til they are ready to eat.

Judith

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

5234 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
5234 Posts

Posted - Nov 13 2019 :  03:17:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sara, I checked my canning books and all only give directions for water bath canning tomato sauce. Sorry I couldn't help you with pressure canning.

Takes water longer to boil over 1000 ft. that's why time is adjusted for high altitudes.



Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

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
5234 Posts

Posted - Nov 13 2019 :  03:20:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Barbara I'm so sorry for your flooded kitchen. I know that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach when you see water gushing out of a pipe. On a lighter side good job on pickling eggs. What brine recipe did you use? I've pickled eggs using left over pickled beets juice.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

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

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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1142 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1142 Posts

Posted - Nov 13 2019 :  2:22:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sara -- I think I do it different every time. This time 3 cups vinegar 1 cup water #8531; cup sugar 2 tablespoons pickling spice, 1 tsp salt. If I put beets in then I use the juice from the can too.
The problem with the flooded kitchen is that my plumber will be gone for 6 weeks. From what I can tell looking under the sink is two of the drain assemblies are cracked and corroded and the whole thing needs to be replaced. Fortunately I have a washtub in the laundry room that will work just fine for now. 20 years ago I would have attempted fixing it myself but now I have no idea where the pipe wrenches are and my arthritic hands don't feel like doing it.

Judith

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

5234 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
5234 Posts

Posted - Nov 18 2019 :  12:13:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Judith, thanks for the recipe.

This morning I pressured canned 4 pints red kidney beans with ham.

In the morning I hope to can red kidney beans with Tex-Mex spices/herbs to be used in chili.

After canning tomorrow I'll still have two more lbs of red kidney beans. May let them sit on the shelve a little longer so I can do split pea soup and more broths.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

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

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saram
True Blue Farmgirl

507 Posts

Sara
Biggs CA
USA
507 Posts

Posted - Nov 18 2019 :  7:44:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh! Judith! You made me laugh out loud! Donít tell the hubby, itíll give him too much ammunition!!

I once set the water running in the laundry room deep sink; something needed to be soaked I think. Came back 15 minutes later to find two inches of water across the room! I was headed out the dooró-good thing I saw it before I left!,

Judith, I'm also pondering the concept of a yearly hiatus from the hubby. I wonder how I could convince him to take up a six-week long hobby like hunting? #128521;
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saram
True Blue Farmgirl

507 Posts

Sara
Biggs CA
USA
507 Posts

Posted - Nov 18 2019 :  7:47:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I came up with six quarts and seven pints diced tomatoes by the end of a long canning day.
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
5234 Posts

Posted - Nov 19 2019 :  06:36:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sara, well done!!!

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

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
5234 Posts

Posted - Nov 19 2019 :  3:11:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This morning I canned 4 pints red kidney beans with Tex-Mex seasoning. All sealed so I am a happy canner.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

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
2970 Posts

Posted - Nov 20 2019 :  01:09:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
pop goes the jar lid. Great job Sara, on all the canning your doing. Your canning shelves must be full to the brim. Nice to go there and pick out what you want to make for meals. Enjoy

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
5234 Posts

Posted - Nov 20 2019 :  02:36:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Michelle.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

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

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saram
True Blue Farmgirl

507 Posts

Sara
Biggs CA
USA
507 Posts

Posted - Nov 21 2019 :  07:36:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I agree! My full pantry is my happy place!

Last night I finished 5 quarts seasoned tomato sauce. Almost done with the tomatoes, just one 5 gallon bucket of greens that are still ripening, so I get a slight reprieve.

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saram
True Blue Farmgirl

507 Posts

Sara
Biggs CA
USA
507 Posts

Posted - Nov 22 2019 :  5:43:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Seven pints pear slices for my newest grand babies who will start eating solid foods next spring/summer.

Plus two pear breads (for the freezer) and a pear/apple crumble using Kristaís recipe on the ďpear crumbleĒ thread.
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

5234 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
5234 Posts

Posted - Nov 22 2019 :  9:31:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sara, how fun to can for grandbabies.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

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

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saram
True Blue Farmgirl

507 Posts

Sara
Biggs CA
USA
507 Posts

Posted - Nov 23 2019 :  12:51:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes!! It gives me great pleasure to can garden-in-a-jar for my grandchildren. When I was raising my own, I had reason to can but so little time. I still did it. Now, I have the time and the grandkids give me the reason. Itís so much more fun!
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saram
True Blue Farmgirl

507 Posts

Sara
Biggs CA
USA
507 Posts

Posted - Dec 10 2019 :  08:37:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
7 pints of plain tomato sauce. The last box from the garage. My summersí harvest yielded me more than 25 quarts and 50 pints of tomato products!
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

5234 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
5234 Posts

Posted - Dec 10 2019 :  08:43:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sara way to go! I see oodles of tasty suppers in your future.




Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

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

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saram
True Blue Farmgirl

507 Posts

Sara
Biggs CA
USA
507 Posts

Posted - Dec 10 2019 :  5:30:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tonight I have a fat chicken from Costco in the stockpot with vegetables to make stock. I will refrigerate it tonight and process tomorrow.
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
5234 Posts

Posted - Dec 11 2019 :  05:47:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sara your stock with fat chicken sounds so good. Can't have too much stock sitting on the shelve.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

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

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saram
True Blue Farmgirl

507 Posts

Sara
Biggs CA
USA
507 Posts

Posted - Dec 11 2019 :  11:23:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Six quarts of golden chicken broth!

I recently read an article about rendering and cooking with animal fats, so Iíve been collecting the gorgeously yellow fat from the top of the broth before processing. Iím planning to have the butcher save all the pork fat from our hog for rendering also. Who cooks with lard, tallow or poultry fat, and what are your favorite uses?
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

5234 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
5234 Posts

Posted - Dec 12 2019 :  01:21:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sara, my great niece and her husband raises heirloom hogs. Last year she gave me a qt of lard she had rendered. Sometimes I save the fat from chicken broth. My favorite way to use either lard or chicken fat is fried potatoes. With all the herbs and lemon I use in making chicken broth I can't use it in baking. The few times I have made plain chicken broth I use the fat in biscuits. I hear chicken fat makes really good cookies and pie crusts but I haven't done either.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

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

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