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WHAT ARE YOU CANNING TODAY?

Discussion in 'The Homestead Kitchen - Recipes Etc' started by Acre of Blessings, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. May 15, 2017
    Britesea

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    I don't make elderberry syrup... I just tincture it unsweetened. It does the job and I'm less inclined to take more than I need.
     
  2. May 16, 2017
    lcertuche

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    I don't like syrups but a couple of tablespoons in water or tea is the way I get the Wildbunch and DH to drink it. I can say it does indeed work however you take your medicine.
     
  3. May 22, 2017
    lcertuche

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    Last night and this morning I did a canner full of dried beans. Pintos, Great Northern, garbanzos, small red making 5 qts. and 10 pints all together.
     
  4. May 26, 2017
    lcertuche

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    Our church called us with another truckload of produce. This time we got a flat of big purple plums, a case of bananas, 4 heads of iceberg lettuce, 4 spaghetti squash, a case of pico de gallo, and a flat of what I first thought was yellow grape tomatoes but was Cape gooseberries. I'm making salsa out of the pico de gallo and preserves out of the Cape gooseberries. I haven't decided about the plums yet. I'm thinking about making banana chips. We might just make a batch or two of plum jelly. I will probably give some of the fruit away. My freezer is popping at the seams from all the strawberries and grapes I got a couple of weeks ago. I had already decided to can some of it to make room in the freezer. Now for sure. The community is so blessed by our congregation!
     
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  5. May 26, 2017
    Beekissed

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    Amen!!! What a huge abundance!!!
     
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  6. May 27, 2017
    sumi

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    What a blessing! Cape gooseberries makes amazing jam, by the way, if you haven't tried that yet.
     
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    lcertuche

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    Salsa, Cape Gooseberry jam, plum jam, and canned plums in light syrup. I still have plenty of plums leftover to share and for fresh eating.
     
  8. May 27, 2017
    sumi

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    :thumbsup That looks yum!
     
  9. May 27, 2017
    lcertuche

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    This was the first time I ever tasted a cape gooseberry. Yummo! As soon as I tasted the first one I knew I had to try jam. What an explosion of flavor in that tiny little yellow morsel!
     
  10. May 27, 2017
    sumi

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    They are amazing, aren't they? Incredible flavour and SO easy to grow too. Just squash one and toss the bits out where you want a plant and wait. They make a decent size plant, but don't take over. We had volunteer plants all over our place years ago, after some berries got into the compost heap. I didn't mind! What we didn't eat fresh, I made jam with.
     

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