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HealingTouch
True Blue Farmgirl

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Darlene
Kunkletown Pa
USA
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Posted - Aug 07 2016 :  12:24:08 PM  Show Profile  Send HealingTouch a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Nini, I comply also. I even get requests for my husbands fresh trout he catches. Head on or not! LOL! The Lord says to feed His children!
BTW I use Copes dried corn when I make it baked. Have you ever used it? It is delicious.

Don't know why the beets pale. Maybe the store canned beets have color added to keep them dark.

Be Blessed and Be a Blessing,
Darlene
Sister 1922

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AuntJamelle
True Blue Farmgirl

546 Posts

Jaime
South Bend Indiana
USA
546 Posts

Posted - Aug 08 2016 :  06:13:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by HealingTouch

I'm surprised at how many women don't can or freeze. They say it's to much work. They don't cook much either. They like to eat though! LOL!



Too funny! :) I have had similar thoughts! People ask me all the time why I don't just freeze my green beans. I've seen blogs too where the author talks about how freezing beans is so much easier than all the extra steps it take to can them.

To me, by the time I've cleaned and trimmed and cut all those suckers, the hard part is DONE. Putting them in jars and processing them is the easy part!!! lol

I do love my freezer too!!! Just trying to save room for things I can't can!
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Old Spirit
True Blue Farmgirl

1485 Posts

Rae
MN
1485 Posts

Posted - Aug 08 2016 :  08:42:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think the canned ones taste better than froze, as does rest of household. Just did a batch this morning, yes! Garden finally giving me goodies!!



...those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles:...
Isaiah 40:31

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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13305 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13305 Posts

Posted - Aug 08 2016 :  09:42:12 AM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Oh, we like canned beans much better than frozen . . . always have! I probably won't get a large enough picking this summer to can any, but I probably have enough left from last year to get us through this winter. I have been able to pick them to eat fresh . . . we cook them in the pressure cooker!

CJ

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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

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CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13305 Posts

Posted - Aug 08 2016 :  09:45:02 AM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I used to do a LOT of canning . . . peaches, pears, apricots, cherries, beans, etc., etc. And I used to make a lot of jams, but I don't eat much jam anymore and ith it just being hubby and me now I don't do much more than beans and applesauce. Sometimes the applesauce gets frozen too. I don't can tomatoes any more because we like to dry them better. A couple summers ago I sold and/or gave away a lot of my canning jars but I still have LOTS!
CJ

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Ninibini
True Blue Farmgirl

7005 Posts

Nini
Pennsylvania
USA
7005 Posts

Posted - Aug 08 2016 :  7:02:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jaime, I'm with you - once the hard work is done, it's done. Then you can just open up a jar and enjoy! :)

Today I canned a little over 3/4 of a bushel of peaches... Oh my... The house smelled so, so good! Then I took the peels and soft spots and started a crock of peach peel vinegar. SO excited to try that. All my husband could say is, "Why?" I said, "Because I can!" LOL! What a question!

Although we've eaten and shared a couple dozen of the rest of the bushel, I still have 3 dozen or so that are super soft, but not bad. Not sure whether I'll have time to make them into jam, but if I do, I'll be making that tomorrow!

This week, we're hoping to also do pears and potatoes... It's so exciting to see my canning shelves filling up again! YAY!!! Ping! Ping! Ping!

Have fun, girls!

Hugs -

Nini

Farmgirl Sister #1974

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

3965 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
3965 Posts

Posted - Aug 09 2016 :  07:41:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Today is the fourth day the cauliflower with herbs has been fermenting. I tasted it this morning and it is so good but too salty so it will have to be rinsed before serving. The cauliflower has softened and the herbs added a hint of flavor. Before putting it in the refrigerator I added a little more distilled water and topped it off with oil to keep air out. As I use it I will put it into smaller jars to help keep it fresh.

My sister gave me one of her counter size fermenting crocks. If the green beans look good tomorrow I want to ferment them in the crock. All I read says green beans are one of the best vegetables to ferment.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
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Kiltie Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

68 Posts

Jennifer
Bay City MI
USA
68 Posts

Posted - Aug 16 2016 :  11:16:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So far this summer, I have canned several jams/jellies. Lots of strawberry back in June - vanilla strawberry, strawberry rhubarb, lemon strawberry, plain strawberry, etc. We also did blackberry jam and I just finished peach and spiced peach jam last night. We made KoolAid jelly with the kids for fun also. In addition, I have canned green beans, peach slices, bread n' butter pickles and dill pickles. The list of things to finish is long, but we put our garden in late, so we're waiting on quite a few veggies!
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13305 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13305 Posts

Posted - Aug 18 2016 :  10:00:30 AM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Hubby made plum jam and peach jam. They're actually more like preserves as there are chunks of fruit in them, but very tasty!
CJ

..from the barefoot farmgirl in SW Colorado...sister chick #665.
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HealingTouch
True Blue Farmgirl

1853 Posts

Darlene
Kunkletown Pa
USA
1853 Posts

Posted - Aug 19 2016 :  5:52:09 PM  Show Profile  Send HealingTouch a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Wow CJ, your husband cooks for you and cans. He's a keeper!

Be Blessed and Be a Blessing,
Darlene
Sister 1922

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When Satan's knocking at your door, just say "Jesus will you get that for me?"

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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13305 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13305 Posts

Posted - Aug 20 2016 :  06:33:01 AM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Yup, Darlene, my hubby cooks and makes jam, etc. He IS a keeper!!!
It hasn't always been that way, but he has done most of the cooking for several years, bless him!
CJ

..from the barefoot farmgirl in SW Colorado...sister chick #665.
2010 Farmgirl Sister of the Year
Mother Hen: FARMGIRLS SOUTHWEST HENHOUSE

my aprons - http://www.facebook.com/FarmFreshAprons

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from my heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

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HealingTouch
True Blue Farmgirl

1853 Posts

Darlene
Kunkletown Pa
USA
1853 Posts

Posted - Aug 20 2016 :  06:55:46 AM  Show Profile  Send HealingTouch a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Well CJ you give me hope . So you can teach an old dog new tricks. LOL! My husband told me there were womans jobs and men's jobs and that was it. He would never make it today! Good for the women who stand up for themselves and have an equal partner.

Be Blessed and Be a Blessing,
Darlene
Sister 1922

God first, everything else after!

When Satan's knocking at your door, just say "Jesus will you get that for me?"

When it gets to hard to stand, Kneel!







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queenmushroom
True Blue Farmgirl

985 Posts

Lorena
Centerville Me
USA
985 Posts

Posted - Sep 21 2016 :  7:23:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Question about canning salsa. The recipe didn't say to heat the salsa through before canning. But it did call for a cup of lemon juice and a 15 minute hot water bath. I have 2 piece lids and they are sealing much slower than when I can something hot. Is this normal?

Patience is worth a bushel of brains...from a chinese fortune cookie
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queenmushroom
True Blue Farmgirl

985 Posts

Lorena
Centerville Me
USA
985 Posts

Posted - Sep 22 2016 :  07:47:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My be nice CJ. The only thing I can get my husband to cook is frozen pizza.

Patience is worth a bushel of brains...from a chinese fortune cookie
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janamarieje
True Blue Farmgirl

815 Posts

Jana
Southern California
USA
815 Posts

Posted - Sep 26 2016 :  09:00:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This weekend I made and canned Apple Butter and boy was it good on french toast.

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

3965 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
3965 Posts

Posted - Oct 13 2016 :  09:21:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Today I am prepping for canning red onion jam tomorrow. Will slice the onions and measure all the ingredients. Will carry water in large vinegar jugs, to the Yellow Rose Cottage, to fill the electric canner. I'll sweep and wipe down all the work tables with vinegar so everything will be ready for tomorrow.

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

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Cozynana
True Blue Farmgirl

1123 Posts

Kem

1123 Posts

Posted - Oct 13 2016 :  12:00:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just made end of summer pickle relish, pear butter, zucchini pineapple, and some grape wine jelly. I am trying to wrap up the canning I am tired of the messes. Love the full shelves though.
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

3965 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
3965 Posts

Posted - Oct 13 2016 :  12:20:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kem I saw a recipe the other day for pear butter sounded yummy - so does your pineapple zucchini - is it a relish, pickled or just together?

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 14 2016 :  08:36:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I put up six half pints of red onion jam 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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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13305 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13305 Posts

Posted - Oct 14 2016 :  08:44:18 AM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Sara,
Is it safe to assume that the electric canner is for WATER BATH processing? Or is it an electric PRESSURE canner?
Thanks!
CJ

..from the barefoot farmgirl in SW Colorado...sister chick #665.
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

3965 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
3965 Posts

Posted - Oct 14 2016 :  08:58:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
CeeJay it's for water bath canning. It can also be used for steaming and making soup. Course you would have to feed a small army to do either. My next investment may be a pressure cooker. My hotplate will handle one. I have a glass top stove so it's nice to have the option to use the hotplate.

One funny thing happened when I was stirring the jam and looking out the window above the worktable. Annie was looking back I me. I forget how tall she is when she stands on her back legs.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
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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 14 2016 :  10:25:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I didn't want to say anything until I saw how the jam set up or if it would. It set up beautifully. Now I will tell you what I did. I don't like super sweet things and the recipe called for 4 cups sugar and 3/4 cup light brown sugar. Way too much sugar for me so I used 2 cups of sugar and 1/2 brown sugar. I used 3 packets of ChillOver Powder. With less sugar the red wine vinegar was more pronounced which is okay with me. I made a sharp cheddar cheese sandwich on rye with the jam left in the bottom of the pan. It was very tasty.

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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Cissik
True Blue Farmgirl

497 Posts

Sylvia
Kent WA
USA
497 Posts

Posted - Oct 15 2016 :  4:51:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
As soon as this mega storm passes tonight, I'm canning Cranberry salad, jellied cranberry sauce and a new recipe to me-cranberry-mustard sauce using already made mustard and lots of dried mustard. Hope we don't lose power. Have lanterns ready!

Sylvia
Kent, WA
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Cozynana
True Blue Farmgirl

1123 Posts

Kem

1123 Posts

Posted - Oct 18 2016 :  09:26:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sara, The pineapple zucchini is like a substitute pineapple. Chunk up peeled zucchini (1 gal worth) to look like pineapple tidbits. Add a 46 oz can of 100% pineapple juice, 3 cups sugar, 1 1/2c bottled lemon juice. Bring liquids and sugar to a boil. Add zucchini and simmer for 25 minutes. Pack in sterilized jars and water bath for 15 minutes. Use zucchini and juice in jars. It is easy, fast, and good. My grown kids think it tastes like candy. Something to do with large zucchini.
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AuntJamelle
True Blue Farmgirl

546 Posts

Jaime
South Bend Indiana
USA
546 Posts

Posted - Oct 19 2016 :  05:32:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a whole batch of Pineapple Zucchini I canned the summer before this past one - need to start using it!!!

Other than in dump cake (subbing for the crushed pineapple) I wasn't sure how to use it?
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