Category Archives: canning

follow ups

After nearly 3 weeks, today took the fermenting lid off the sauerkraut, and it tastes, just like sauerkraut.  so into the fridge it went. and for lunch, reconstituted one of the “squash leather”.  Tore up it up smaller than in the … Continue reading

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sauerkraut, I hope

Made one batch of sauerkraut awhile back and it came out great.  FINALLY got around to making another and it instantly went moldy and a weird color.  Thought it might have been because I used fresh (farmer’s market) cabbage, and … Continue reading

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Tuna harvest has begun

Tuna is the name for the fruit of the pickly pear cactus!! Prickly pear (Opuntia) grows almost all over the United States, even in the snow belts.  We had a plant where we lived in New Jersey.  As the climate … Continue reading

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Canning and Sous Vide

earlier this year was introduced to Sous Vide cooking, which, now that I’ve gone through the learning curve, is a very satisfactory way of cooking. Recently, used the Sous Vide to cook some sausages in preparation for canning.  Having read … Continue reading

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catching up

In the week that the hubs and nephew were on the road, managed to get a lot of stuff canned and put away; there was pea soup and a regular bean soup – all of which were double stacked in … Continue reading

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Ball canning jars

The latest jars I’ve bought now have notices in them that the sealing lids have been improved for a guaranteed 18 month seal!! How many of us have jars in the pantry that are 4 or more years old and … Continue reading

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more BIG canner

Husband and his grand nephew taking a road trip for the next week, and while they’re motelling it through most of the trip, there will be a few days of camping with the guys at a car event.  Nephew asked … Continue reading

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