Category Archives: preserving

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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saving seeds

grow bush beans rather than pole beans.  And while I’ve never thought about, am thinking that bush beans are all a hybrid not an heirloom.  and the reason for this thinking? Am a seed saver.  over the years have been saving … Continue reading

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BIG canner

  14 pints of Lentil Soup Having had one of those DUH moments, it occurred to me that while I like things like Lentil and Pea soup, my husband, not so much.  So instead of making QUARTS of soup, why … Continue reading

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end May garden update

well, things aren’t going as planned – but do they really ever?  The shade cloths were up early this year and this may have stunted growth.  Lizards are taking more than their share.  Have already had to replace my zucchini … Continue reading

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sous vide advantage

Since being introduced to Sous Vide cooking, have found it useful for pretty much every day cooking.  Working from home doesn’t always mean the noon day meal is easily done, especially as it is our BIG meal of the day … Continue reading

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canner good, tattler no so much

The advice that was given to fix my steaming canner worked. An All American canner, 3M red pad, lightly clean the mating surfaces to get rid of all remaining hardened Vaseline, a good dose of Olive Oil as lubricant and … Continue reading

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