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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
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Posted - Feb 28 2023 :  08:27:43 AM  Show Profile
"Beaning" I like that.

They say (whoever they are) that experience is the best teacher. I guess that's right because I now know not to put turnips in anything I can. I like turnips in soup and stews but had not canned them until I put up ox-tail broth soup. I had the soup for lunch the other day and noticed a bitter twang to it. It wasn't until I finished the soup the next day that I realized the bitterness was coming from the turnips.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
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nubidane
True Blue Farmgirl

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Lisa
Georgetown OH
2866 Posts

Posted - Feb 28 2023 :  10:18:38 AM  Show Profile
Oh I can see that happening! I have heard not to add garlic or it will taste bitter but so far haven't had any trouble.
Live and learn!
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4143 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4143 Posts

Posted - Mar 01 2023 :  03:31:26 AM  Show Profile
I have read that some herbs as well can have a bitter taste after canning too.

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Michele
FGOTM June2019

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6839 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6839 Posts

Posted - Mar 01 2023 :  11:59:54 AM  Show Profile
Question on silver lids: I add 2 tbsp of white vinegar to water in electric canner and the silver-colored rings have turn spotty black. Is the vinegar doing it? If so is the reaction harmful? This has been nagging me for quite awhile.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
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nubidane
True Blue Farmgirl

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Lisa
Georgetown OH
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Posted - Mar 01 2023 :  2:09:27 PM  Show Profile
Not sure but try without the vinegar and see what happens.
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

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Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4143 Posts

Posted - Mar 02 2023 :  03:34:42 AM  Show Profile
I don't add vinegar and I have not had a problem with black spots. I have read that you should not wipe down your jar tops with vinegar as it is not good with the rubber seal that they use now. I also read that you can add cream a tartar to the water to help clean up your metal spacer you put in the bottom of a canner. Sorry I cannot think if what it is called right now. But I did that once and I got a white film all over my jars. Sara, as Lisa suggests try it with out and see what happens.

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Michele
FGOTM June2019

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
6839 Posts

Posted - Mar 02 2023 :  06:38:59 AM  Show Profile
I have always wiped down my jar tops with vinegar, may rethink what to do. Thanks for the info. I will also no longer add vinegar to canner water. I have plenty of rings that have not turned black so I will use them.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4143 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4143 Posts

Posted - Mar 03 2023 :  03:33:56 AM  Show Profile
I don't know Sara. It is all a guess anymore. Do this don't do that. Do what you think is best is what I say.

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Michele
FGOTM June2019

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6839 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6839 Posts

Posted - Mar 03 2023 :  04:58:56 AM  Show Profile
Good advice, Michelle.

My sisters are coming over for lunch so I am making my take on Sheperd pie. Instead of ground beef I am using the pork and acorn squash stew I put up. Also on the menu is the Whipple beans. Having canned beans and meals in a jar in the pantry sure makes cooking easier.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4143 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4143 Posts

Posted - Mar 04 2023 :  03:36:25 AM  Show Profile
Party time, open some jars and heat up!!! Hope you all had a good gab session!!

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Michele
FGOTM June2019

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AndreaPA
True Blue Farmgirl

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Andrea
Factoryville PA
USA
528 Posts

Posted - Mar 08 2023 :  5:23:28 PM  Show Profile
Pickled beets yesterday. I got them from a local farmer. Wasn't expecting to be canning this time of year but I am happy to have them at a less busy time.
I think some misunderstood my previous post. I've been canning for many years. I'm looking for some fruit ideas besides jam. Fruit in the grocery stores this time of year is just ugly.

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6839 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6839 Posts

Posted - Mar 08 2023 :  11:59:25 PM  Show Profile
Andrea, pickle beets are one of my favorite things to can. They are so good. The recipe I use calls for the beets to be roasted in the oven instead of cooked in water. For me it's an easier way to do it. I haven't pickled beets in several years, maybe I should put it on my to can list.

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AndreaPA
True Blue Farmgirl

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Andrea
Factoryville PA
USA
528 Posts

Posted - Mar 10 2023 :  09:57:47 AM  Show Profile
Hi Sara. Roasting sounds a lot easier! I had to boil in batches so it took quite a while to get done.

Andrea
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6839 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6839 Posts

Posted - Mar 10 2023 :  10:21:08 AM  Show Profile
The recipe called for each beet to be wrapped in aluminum foil but the next time I do it I will try roasting the beets on a foil lined cookie sheet and cover it with foil. Would save on foil, it's gotten so high.

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saram
True Blue Farmgirl

521 Posts

Sara
Biggs CA
USA
521 Posts

Posted - Mar 22 2023 :  12:32:48 AM  Show Profile
Hi Andrea!

If you have apples, an easy choice is apple sauce. Simple to make and process. I’ve also put up a lot of plain apples. Nothing added, just apple rings or slices or chunks or dice, whatever shape you prefer. They are good in pies, desserts, cakes, as finger foods for grand babies, whatever you can imagine. And apple butter too. You can search for recipes using apples or apple butter to come up with ways to use them, but you won’t be sorry to have them!

We also love canned peaches and pears. Oh and cherries! I find apricots to be a bit squishy, but many people like them.
I canned my grapes one year. They aren’t my favorite fruit to can. But if you have access to a wide variety of fruits at one time—peaches, pears, grapes, cherries— a fruit cocktail is a wonderful treat midwinter!
I think canned fruit is a bit better than frozen fruit!
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

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Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
9270 Posts

Posted - Mar 22 2023 :  04:04:13 AM  Show Profile
Just doing some catching up.

Michele, on your biscuits are you freezing the dough and then thawing and baking? Do you let them rise at all after thawing?

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6839 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6839 Posts

Posted - Mar 22 2023 :  06:18:47 AM  Show Profile
Yesterday I got back to my canning. Three pints Papa De Rola and four pints Seda Red Beans a central America bean. I did not add white vinegar to the canner water and the rings came out just as they went in, shiny silver and the jars were clean. But I did use white vinegar to wipe the jar rims, old habits die hard and for now I'm not ready to give that one up. BTW all jars sealed.

I watched a video on my laptop on how to can lentil soup. I have everything I need to do it except for the kale. Will order it tomorrow when I do my weekly ordering. She used commercially canned fire roasted tomatoes; I'm learning something new all the time when it comes to canning.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
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Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4143 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4143 Posts

Posted - Mar 23 2023 :  03:05:48 AM  Show Profile
Glad your back up and running Sara. That is great when all the jars seal. Good luck with the soup.
Denise, I think the recipe said to pull the biscuits out of the freezer for a half to full hour. Then bake. Hope they turn out good for you.

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Michele
FGOTM June2019

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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

9270 Posts

Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
9270 Posts

Posted - Mar 23 2023 :  08:56:01 AM  Show Profile
Thanks Michele!

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6839 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6839 Posts

Posted - Mar 24 2023 :  12:31:06 PM  Show Profile
Canned 7 pints lentil soup this morning and they all sealed. First time for me to make it so I opened one of the jars when it came out of the canner. Had it for lunch and it was very good. I will add this recipe to my can again list.

One of my sisters wants a pint so I will have 5 jars to put in the pantry.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

9270 Posts

Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
9270 Posts

Posted - Mar 24 2023 :  12:42:07 PM  Show Profile
Love lentil soup and so good for us!

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6839 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6839 Posts

Posted - Mar 24 2023 :  12:47:57 PM  Show Profile
This soup has kale so it is twice as good for us.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4143 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4143 Posts

Posted - Mar 31 2023 :  02:25:00 AM  Show Profile
Trying to convince myself to can up some beef stock sometime. I have beef soup bones in the freezer I should do up. Maybe this weekend.

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6839 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6839 Posts

Posted - Mar 31 2023 :  07:14:27 AM  Show Profile
Home canned beef broth is so handy to have in the pantry.

My canning is on hold until my right shoulder heals from some digging, I did in the garden. I guess I over did it.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 & Feb 2019

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Jokamartell
True Blue Farmgirl

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Karen
Kennewick WA
USA
1476 Posts

Posted - Mar 31 2023 :  6:15:12 PM  Show Profile
Sara, I hope your shoulder heals quickly.

Michele, I have lots of beef bones in my freezer…do you have a go to recipe for beef stock?

Karen :)

To quote one of my past preschoolers “Not one of those Karens, but a good Karen”! Haha
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