Category Archives: recipes

Buy American!

Have an All American 915 canner.  This is a made in Wisconsin, all aluminum – milled out of a solid block of aluminum – canner.  No gaskets.  Heavy as hell, takes forever to cool.  and there is no way, no … Continue reading

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Tattler experiment

Have officially declared my experiment with Tattler lids over AND a failure.  Canned some beans for making refries yesterday and had 3 pint jars with tattler lids and 4 with regular metal lids. One of each failed. So what is … Continue reading

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Sous Vide

One of my “friends” on Facebook has been trying to improve his diet, which lead him to ask for feedback about Sous Vide cooking. Honestly, its not something that was on my radar, but the comments about how well they … Continue reading

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stocking up

This is a Rodale book from 1977 that was found for $2 in the thrift today.  Lots of good recipes, which never go out of style.  The opening talked about where and how to get some of the specialty canning … Continue reading

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rehydrating soup

Finally tried some of the potato leek soup I’d made a few months ago, and dried.  It rehydrated fine, but was bland.  The bland had to do with how it was made, as I usually create a plain base and … Continue reading

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beans and bees

Christmas means a ham, which then means bean and ham soup.  This year managed 10 quarts.  Did both regular canning as well as experimenting with the Tattler lids.  Ultimately, 2 quarts ended up not sealing, and those I dehydrated.  The … Continue reading

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more soup and tattler lids

  Canned the rest of the ham and bean soup last night, with additional experimentation Left rear, single use lid, reused.  This had been a light seal that I was able to open with my thumbs resulting in no deforming … Continue reading

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